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A 38-year-old member asked:

what can i do if my tailbone been hurting for last 2 years please help?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
See a doc: This can be the result of quite a few injuries or pathology. You should see a physician familiar with these injuries. You may need an xray, ct scan, or MRI to further evaluate it.

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What is a dislocated tailbone?

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A coccyx injury: The tail bone (sacrum) ends in a series of small bones (like a rattlesnake tail) called the coccyx. If a fall or the traumatic delivery of a baby tears the ligaments (tissue straps) that hold the bones in place, the coccyx moves out of position (dislocates). This is not only painful, but can be painful for a considerable period of time.
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Are some people born without a tailbone?

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Yes: Sacral agenesis is a very uncommon disorder meaning a congenital deformity of the sacral area (the lower part of the back just above the coccyx or tailbone).
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What can I do to heal my tailbone after falling on it?

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Time: Unfortunately wait and protect it. Rarely is there surgery to remove or fix it.
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How long does it take for your tailbone to heal from a crack?

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Can one receive therapy for a broken tailbone?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Yes: You can get gait training with a walker. You can learn exercises to do while your tailbone is sore from the brake. But, it will be sore sometimes for a few months and you will want to get a pillow to sit on and avoid hard chairs in the beginning.

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