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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Coccyx: No manipulation is not a good idea as it can make the pain worse. Coccyx fracture are quite painful.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
No: All fractures heal and any pain that persists usually goes away over time. For persistent pain, there are options that once the coccyx fracture has h ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Coccyx: Alone exercises may be quite painful. One thing use a doughnut cushion when sitting. Secondly a nerve block will definitely help with pain. A topical ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Coccyx: Stress fracture may be caused by repetitive overuse, weak bone tissues such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, essentially too much stress for the bone t ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Fracture healed ?: By now a fracture has healed. You need evaluation, and consideration of an injection in the tender area. This woudl be a simple injection dependi ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lifting is fine: Lifting rarely causes strain on the coccyx sitting is the biggest problem. A coccyx donut or sacral donut pillow are great supports.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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4-6 weeks: Unfortunately, these fractures are quite painful and heal slowly. I suggest the use of a rubber ring when sitting and consult your PCP for pain relief ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Coccyx fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If chronic, nontender, and stable, it should be ok to progress as tolerated.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Pain is guide: Painful injury. Nothing really makes it heal faster. I tell my patients let pain be your guide. If activity not painful, then ok. If painful, stop ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: It will not directly cause a change in bowel movements, however, patients may try to avoid or postpone going do to pain. Occasionally the use of a st ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Coccyx: The coccyx bone is small and at the tip of the spine. It is easy to fracture and could have happened without you remembering.
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