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What could I do for an old tailbone injury?

What could I do for an old tailbone injury?

See below: This would depend on the type of injury. Was it a coccyx or sacral fracture or a spinal cord injury? Fractures may lead to osteoarthritis later on and this can be treated with nsaid's, depending on your medical history. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Tailbone Injury (Definition)

A tailbone injury is usually caused by trauma or a fall. These are often self-limiting and improve on their own. Neurological signs like numbness and weakness or incontinence are always concerning and should be ...Read more


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How long would it take for tailbone injury to heal?

How long would it take for tailbone injury to heal?

Upto a year for the : Pain to improve and tenderness to resolve, in a majority of cases. In some it might even take longer. ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could have my tailbone injury and not sound like a wimp?

I was wondering how I could have my tailbone injury and not sound like a wimp?

These Hurt!: Coccyx injuries can be very painful and can last for months. Little can be done for these injuries other that waiting it out, treating symptomatically with donut pads or pillows or nsaids. Forward your friends this link as these can be excruciating! ...Read more

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How to care for a tailbone injury 6 week old injury, still very painful. How do I know if I broke it?

How to care for a tailbone injury 6 week old injury, still very painful. How do I know if I broke it?

Xray or bone scan: Broken tailbone (coccyx) is usually diagnosed with an x-ray but may require a bone scan or MRI to conform it. A rectal exam confirms it clinically. Sitting down can be quite pain and can require you to sit on doughnut like cushion to take the weight off of it. Stool softeners are necessary so that bowel movements are softer and easier on the tailbone. ...Read more

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Could a tailbone injury cause permanent back pain?

Could a tailbone injury cause permanent back pain?

Yes: Maybe not permanent, but a tailbone injury can last for years. ...Read more

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How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

How long is a tailbone injury going to keep me out of playing football or soccer?

Depends: "Tailbone" injuries can be very painful and for a very long time. Pain will probably dictate your return to your sports. Of course re-injury can occur but that is a risk you take. Work with your doctor, sports trainer and coach on when to return. You may need to see someone skilled in injuries in this area. Sometime it is necessary to remove a tail bone due to pain and to restore activity. ...Read more

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Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Neuromuscular stimul: Tens is helpful & beneficial in many musculoskeletal anomalies with few to no detrimental effects. ...Read more

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Can crutches be used for a coccyx (tailbone) injury if most of the pain is from walking and putting pressure on one leg?

Can crutches be used for a coccyx (tailbone) injury if most of the pain is from walking and putting pressure on one leg?

Can use not effectiv: Even with crutches u still sit ; walk. I rec. A donut pillow 2 sit on ; if crutches help fine but u will tire of them soon. ...Read more

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Hi, is tingling in the buttocks and weak legs normal after getting a tailbone injury?

Hi, is tingling in the buttocks and weak legs normal after getting a tailbone injury?

Get an MRI: Those symptoms commonly happen, but are not "normal". That could suggest nerve damage and I would recommend you get evaluated and consider an MRI to look for pinched nerves. ...Read more

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With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats, leg press, hip abducter and cardio — elliptical?

With a tailbone injury can you do strength training w weights ie squats, leg press, hip abducter and cardio — elliptical?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the severity of the injury. If it is a fracture, you would be well suited to avoid exercises that put extra strain on that area such as seated military press, etc for 6-8 weeks. If it was more of a soft tissue injury, than basically you would just try to keep your activities to such a level that your pain is not aggravated, but could increase them as tolerated. ...Read more

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If you suffer from abdominal pain and need to take a pain reliever, can you take motrin for a severe tailbone injury?

If you suffer from abdominal pain and need to take a pain reliever, can you take motrin for a severe tailbone injury?

Motrin: Motrin may actually aggravate stomach issues such as ulcers or reflux. Occasionally you can take a Pepcid (famotidine) to help prevent reflux but this has not been shown to prevent ulcers. ...Read more

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Tailbone or butt injury if pain when I sit?

Tailbone or butt injury if pain when I sit?

?: Confused a bit by your question's wording. If pain when you sit, where the pain is, what the pain is described like, where it goes (if anywhere), what helps it and what worsens it, how long it lasts and how it occured can help to define the type of injury. Need more info. ...Read more

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How can I help reduce the pain of my tailbone (coccyx) injury?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What can be the reason of a painful tailbone with no obvious injuries?

What can be the reason of a painful tailbone with no obvious injuries?

Just happens: Multiple minor not recalled injury. A sedentary job on a hard surfaced chair or bleachers, & all of a sudden u have trouble, & once u start 2 have trouble it s hard 2 get rid of it. Even sitting on what seems comfy like an air plane seat or a couch can cause irritate a coccyx. U may go nuts trying 2 find a cause, but also in trying 2 relieve it. Lots of tricks 2 learn & cushions 2 try. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a coccyx injury (tailbone)?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a coccyx injury (tailbone)?

Upto a year for the : Pain to improve and tenderness to resolve, in a majority of cases. In some it might even take longer. ...Read more

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If I had an injury to my tailbone (coccyx) because of a fall, how long will it take to recover?

If I had an injury to my tailbone (coccyx) because of a fall, how long will it take to recover?

Weeks: A very common injury. One I have had myself. Very painful as you know, particularly when sitting down. In my experience, this takes 2-4 weeks to resolve. Heat and anti-inflammatories can help take the edge off. ...Read more

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With no fall or injury, two days ago my tailbone started. Its gotten worse. Why does my tailbone hurt?

Don't know why but..: While you are waiting for relief you can go by a surgical supply house and buy a pillow which looks like a bagel with a hole in the middle. That way when you sit down on a chair you will relieve the pressure on your tail bone. From personal experience it may take three years to fully heal. ...Read more

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I am having some mild pain in my tailbone area when sitting, though I haven't had any type of injury to it. Any idea what it could be from?

Well,..: It is tough to say, but you can get arthritis in your tail bone area, so that is possible. One can also have certain cysts or abscesses in the Gluteal cleft ("rear-end" crack) that seems like tali bone pain when siting, etc. Get an eval to properly diagnose your pain if the condition persists. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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My tailbone has been hurting for almost 3 month now. Sometimes, the pain goes away, sometimes it hurts when I walk. No injuries, what's the problem?

Chronic pain: Without being examined it would be difficult to provide an adequate answer. It would be in your best interest to be evaluated by your md, np, pa and perhaps have an x-ray to get more data to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can coccyx injury heal itself completely?

Can coccyx injury heal itself completely?

Yes.: They can heal themselves. Sometimes you may need to use a "doughnut", to sit on, until it heals. ...Read more

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My butt hurts when I sit and get up, did I do something to my coccyx? Possible injury?

Possibly: In the absence of overt trauma, you may have just sprained the ligaments in that area, especially since your pain appears to be mechanical (i.e. Related to motion). Other possible causes include infections and pinched nerves. If symptoms do not resolve within a few weeks, you should see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my coccyx keep hurting off and on when I bend over sometimes its one side and then the other side no injury or fall just colooscopy x4weeks?

Why is my coccyx keep hurting off and on when I bend over sometimes its one side and then the other side no injury or fall just colooscopy x4weeks?

Structure of coccyx: Coccydynia or tailbone pain can be caused by falling on tailbone or by vaginal childbirth. A lot of individuals have a tailbone the angles forward instead of being straight. A xray of the coccyx would show this. Colonoscopy with scope into rectum anterior to the coccyx might have traumatized these bones. Most of this pain disappears by weeks or months. If pain persists should see orthopedic dr. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised tailbone hurt after an injury and how is it treated?

Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more

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Mri says I have a tiny buldge in disc& when I sit there is severe pain in my tailbone and it started happening only after my injury. Are they related?

What injury?: It would help to know what your injury was, however, if you broke your coccyx (tailbone), it would be expected to have pain in the tailbone when you try to sit on the broken bone. Get a pillow called a donut (shaped like one) or something else to sit on that is cut out in the middle. If it hurts only there, it is unlikely the disc is symptomatic. ...Read more

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I'm in pain after a blunt force coccyx injury, can you help me?

I'm in pain after a blunt force coccyx injury, can you help me?

Doughnut pad.: You may need to use a doughnut pad for sitting, top take pressure of the coccyx. Also, if you can take over the counter anti-inflammatory medications, that could be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having really painful convulsions a few days after coccyx injury!?

See a doctor ASAP: Painful convulsions could be a sign of serious injury. An immediate thorough evaluation by a physician is necessary. ...Read more

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Tailbone hurts 9 months after injury, what's wrong, should I go see a doctor?

Tailbone hurts 9 months after injury, what's wrong, should I go see a doctor?

Tailbone: A tailbone injury usually heals quite quickly, if still present after 9 months I would see either an orthopedic or neurosurgical specialist for further evaluation. You might have a fracture that has not healed and may need some further treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more