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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Tailbone Injury (Overview)

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 evaluated by a physician.


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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. Bernard Seif
37 doctors shared insights

Tailbone Injury (Overview)

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 evaluated by a physician.


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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 a 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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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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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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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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How do I get rid of tailbone pain quickly?

Surgery: This only applies if you have long time trouble and have a rock solid dx. X-ray & rectal xame reproduces ur pain 100%. Also all conserv rx has been tried. Excision by a surg with experience & good outcomes is best. I have done +/- 45 all better in recovery room and all happy no 1 retrnd with complaints. ...Read more

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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

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

Have a check-up with your orthopedic or sports doc
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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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