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What can i do to relieve the pain of a broken tailbone

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
orthopedist: Your " tailbone" is where all your spinal nerves converge and can cause lots of issues. Seek a specialist, please.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Tailbone: Almost impossible to totally alleviate , stay on stool softener so , use donut pillows , avoid sitting on area of pain. Trial with NSAIDs like celecox ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Circular donut: Seats made of foam, shaped like a donut, will put your torso weight on the ischial tuberosities and away from your coccyx.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Pain releivers: A patient with musculoskeletal pain may try Acetaminophen or ibuprofen, warm compresses, or sitting on a pillow or "do-nut" pillow to alleviate discom ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Several: Avoiding direct pressure on the coccyx. Use a pillow with a cut out. Anti-inflammatories. Decreasing/avoid exercise. If pain doesn't improve, see ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Time. Doughnut seat usually helps if you have to sit for long periods.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
U mean pain?: C a surgeon general or ortho 4 x-rays & exam especially a rectal, if pushing on the coccyx reproduces ur pain, i would usually rec excision . Did many ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Coccyx: If the pain occurs with sitting in the tailbone, there may ba an issue with the coccyx. There are different causes of pain towards the tailbone regio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Galina Nikolskaya
10 years experience Neurology
Cold: cold compress to the area and Tylenol
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You need to be: evaluated and treated by a SPINE UNIT. Look at your local hospitals and see if any such programs exist. Where are you located??? Dr Z

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