A 37-year-old member asked:
pain on tail bone after falling down steps?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tailbone pain: Pain in the tail bone, or coccyx, is very common after trauma to the buttocks area. In most causes, the pain is caused by a bone bruise (contusion) and can be relieved by anti-inflammatories and ice -- this pain may last from 4-6 weeks -- the good news is that the coccyx is difficult to fracture.
A Verified Doctor answered
Coccydynia: Completely agree with dr. Cohen. Sitting on a donut pillow can help too.
A 25-year-old female asked:
i have been having pain on the tail bone area for about 4 months now. The pain is more in its right area. What can I do is this really bad ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Most likely injury: You may have broken your coccyx or strained the area around it. Physical exam could help locate the problem. If it is muscle, stretches and physical therapy help. An xray could help clarify the damage. Since there is no cast for it, applying heat to the joint and ice to the muscles may help. Aleve (naproxen) is also good. If the nerves are also involved you may want to get an MRI or ct scan.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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