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6 weeks: While it takes 6 weeks for healing of the bone injury, most people have pain for longer. This is a very sensitive area. Pain for 3-6 months is not uncommon. Using the donut pillow really helps. ...Read more
Heal ? Prob not: Most r due 2 a fall on ur butt. The fracture displaces the coccyx inward. We all sit have bms which pushes or try's 2 so it is constantly being moved. Not good way to heal a fx. So u end up with a painful nonunion . More inward deformity more painful. They r rx with nsaids , donuts etc results r +/- & many need resection. I = 45 excisions all better fast no returns & all happy. Pik surg, expert. ...Read more
What to do if i've got a broken coccyx! any advice/information greatly appreciated on pain relief/healing time!?
Time: There is not much to do other than protect the area and let it heal over the next several weeks. Use a donut cushion that will allow you to sit and take pressure off of the tail bone. If the pain is poorly controlled with meds then an injection may help. Discuss your options with your pcp. ...Read more
When is it safe to start therapy for a bruised or broken coccyx (due to recent fall and not X-rayed due to Dr not believing it's important)?
How to help heal a glute bruise due to recent fall? (I also have bruised or broken coccyx so alternating sides to sit/rest is difficult.)
Bruise will heal its: self. the coccyx is of more concern. . use a donut pillow, NSAIDS is able and initially ice, later heat. if goes away consider yourself lucky. if persists & worsens there may B need 4 an injection, both for Dx and also symptomatic relief. if all fails & remains a quality of like situation, excision can be done. I have excised 25-30, all happy the next day, and no returns . pick a surg.carfully ...Read more
I have a broken coccyx & bruised ribs. My stomach under my ribs is now swollen. Is this normal. It is 3wks since i slipped in the shower.
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