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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahul Banerjee
21 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Coccyx: Some believe that the coccyx is the vestigial or remaining tail from our ancestors in evolution. It probably does not serve any function at present.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is possible to break the coccyx...At the same time if you do, typically there isnt any treatment for it.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Usually: A fall...Trauma.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends on how it: was injured in the 1st place. There can B injury 2 the joints & they develop arthritis like any joint. Also a Fx can cause trouble if it forms a n ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Depends on what "damaged" means, but a fractured coccyx should heal, unless there is significant displacement, or associated medical conditions which ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pattern of symptoms: From emedicine severe localized pain and tenderness may be felt in the tailbone area. If the injury is traumatic, a bruise may be visible in th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Coccygodynia: In the acute phase the first choice of treatment are nsaids. Treatment for patients with severe pain in the chronic phase consists of manual therapy a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: They can heal themselves. Sometimes you may need to use a "doughnut" , to sit on, until it heals.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
May there is fractur: That is possibility that you may fracture it, check it out.
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