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Doctor insights on: Bruised Tailbone Area

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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 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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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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How could I determine if my tailbone is bruised or broken?

How could I determine if my tailbone is bruised or broken?

X - ray: If you took hard fall on buttocks. It can be very painful for while - right at sacrum- coccyx " tail bone". Apply cold pack, dont sit on hard surface. If bruise, persistent severe pain- see doctor to consider X Ray. It eventualy heal but you may need physical therapy later when acute pain subsides .,Use Advil/ Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain relieve( unless allrgic to it). ...Read more