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Is broken coccyx painful when sitting ?

Is broken coccyx painful when sitting ?

Yes: Try sitting on a 'donut' and trying a NSAID ( ibuprofen)...see your physician for further treatment options if no improvement after fracture heals( or before). Best of Luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more


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Is a broken coccyx fatal?

Is a broken coccyx fatal?

Not at all!: The spinal cord does not go down that far, so all you are doing is breaking bone. It certainly can be uncomfortable as it heals, but it isn't going to kill you. ...Read more

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Will a broken coccyx bone ever be healed?

Will a broken coccyx bone ever be healed?

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

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On average, how long will a broken coccyx bone take to heal?

On average, how long will a broken coccyx bone take to heal?

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

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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

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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.)

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

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How can I determine whether i've broken my coccyx?

How can I determine whether i've broken my coccyx?

X-ray: Usually the least expensive way is a simple x-ray. Other methods (ct, mri) are more expensive. Ct involves more radiation. Mri can give a sense of the age of the injury (but so can ct and plain x-ray) and asses the soft tissues around the area. See your primary provider. ...Read more

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I fell down the steps outside and has broken my coccyx, what to do?

Follow your Dr's: recommendations. Auricular acupuncture can be very helpful for the pain due to a coccygeal fracture. ...Read more

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