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What works in taking care of a bruised tailbone?

What works in taking care of a bruised tailbone?

Yowch!: I know how painful this one can be. Dr. Miller's suggestions are great. You can also sit on a donut cushion (looks funny on the chair but may be kinder on your tush than a harder surface. Also the homeopathic remedy hypericum 30 c may help. Very inexpensive, and available at most health food stores. ...Read more

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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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What is commonly used to help a bruised tailbone?

What is commonly used to help a bruised tailbone?

Several options: As you are likely experiencing, a bruised tailbone can be quite painful since about every body movement involves that area. Unfortunately, the primary treatment is simply time, along with ice initially (after a few days you can use heat or alternate ice/heat), as well as nsaids (ibuprofen, naprosyn). A sacral donut can help alleviate pressure when sitting. Consider aspercreme, capsaicin creme. ...Read more

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What works in taking care of a bruised tailbone faster?

What works in taking care of a bruised tailbone faster?

SImple means: With injury to our tissues, inflammation (red, hot, swelling, tenderness) occurs. There is leakage of blood from damaged capillaries and veins which collects under the skin and causes the purple blue coloring we call a bruise. Over time, damaged tissues heal and blood collections are reabsorbed. Protect the area to promote fastest healing. Motrin/advil will help. ...Read more

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About how long does it take for a bruised tailbone to heal?

Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised tailbone hurt after an injury and how is it treated?

Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more

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Bruised tailbone symptoms. Heal time and treatment.?

2weeks-severl month: Coccydynia is diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness. Rest, avoiding re-injury to the affected area, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection. Rarely, a surgical resection of the coccyx can be performed remove the irritated bony prominence. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be going to six flags, the amusement park, with a bruised tailbone?

Yes, but: Going to six flags may cause increased pain and may prolong the healing of your condition - other than that, if you accept these possibilities, there's no reason not to go. ...Read more

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What supplements could I take to accelerate the healing of a bruised tailbone?

What supplements could I take to accelerate the healing of a bruised tailbone?

Tincture of time: What a frustrating & uncomfortable problem! Unfortunately, there are not really any specific supplements or meds that can speed healing of a bruised tailbone. Best advice is to use a donut-type cushion when seated (to minimize additional pressure on this sensitive area). Eat a well-balanced diet & rest to help your body naturally heal itself. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more