Joint Tailbone Pain Arthritis Tendons Spondy

If one likens the human body to a car, then a car engine is the heart, the gear box is the brain and bones make up the car frame and design. What about the workings of the car? The body part in comparison is joints and muscles. The working of joints in tandem allows an individual to move any portion of the body. What we tend to forget is that, unlike cars who need an annual tune-up once in a while, our bodies and the joints in them need care and rest. If it gets to pain or ache in a common, well know that it’s almost intolerable and can be non-stop. In this article, read more about a lower back disorder, ankylosing spondylitis, and its key symptoms.

My oldest son is also cursed with this pain. It’s mostly his knee’s, but sometimes he has pain in his wrists and elbows also. When I was a little girl, it was just my knee’s. As I grew older, the pain spread to every joint of my body. The pain is not constant year round, but comes and goes with weather changes… Rain, Thunderstorms, Snow… cold makes the pain worse, heat makes it feel better. My son is exactly the same …


Arthritis is a disorder which affects one or several joints and causes them to swell or inflame. There are over 100 types of arthritis, based on location of affected joints. Ankylosing Spondylitis is one such type. This affects the spine in the spinal joints (vertebrae). The sacroiliac joints (lower back, where the upper buttocks meet the tailbone) are likewise affected.

These areas become inflamed or severely swollen and the swelling can worsen over time. The spine can turn stiff and rigid. Such inflammation is called spondylitis. As the joints swell, they mesh and fuse together, a process called ankylosing. In severe occurrences, this can result in a deformed spinal posture or formation, such that the individual’s posture is stopped or bent-over. This condition can also spread to other body areas, causing inflammation and stiffness. It is known to affect the hips, heels, ribs and joints of the hands and feet. It can even damage organs like lungs and kidneys. However, this is very rare.

Joint tailbone pain arthritis tendons spondy

HLA-B27. Individuals with that specific gene account for 95% of ankylosing spondylitis cases. But on the other hand, this gene is found in others too, who’re not affected by this condition. There is also a gender preference. Men have a much higher chance of getting this condition over women, by a ratio of 3:1. The symptoms of this disorder are more painful and severe with the male gender. In women, this condition affects the joints away from the spine, as opposition to the actual vertebrae, hence there is less pain and aches. Between 0.1-0.5 % of the American population is affected with ankylosing spondylitis.

Pain is the predominant sign of all ankylosing spondylitis symptoms. The extent and seriousness of the pain varies from patient to patient. The pain can radiate from the back to the bottom and back of the thighs with lower back pain. Exercising or moving the body makes the pain ease, resting or lying down can make it worse. In the morning, the body can get very stiff and the pain can be most severe at this time. A point to be noted with symptoms of this condition is their episodic nature. At times, there will be severe and acute pain during a period of time, to subside slowly into less pain and finally nothing at all. Such episodes or attacks are called flares.

Lately I have been noticing that I am having some joint pain…maybe more like stiffness. Since I have never had this before, I’m wondering why a person would all of a sudden have it. I’m 32, severly anemic, have restless leg syndrome & I’ve had a gastric bypass surgery in 2003. It come when I sit in a certain way for even a few minutes. Like crossed legged on the floor, in a chair..etc. When I stand up my hip joints …