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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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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

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What can I do to fix my broken coccyx and sacrum?

What can I do to fix my broken coccyx and sacrum?

Be seen: Would need to be seen and discuss specifics of your case with your orthopedic surgeon. That being said, most fractures in that area are treated with rest and pain control. ...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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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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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.

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.

Possible hurt muscle: It sounds that you might of injured the abdominal muscles however would need to ensure other matters such as 1)bowel movements ok; 2) no nausea/vomiting ...Read more

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How anabolic steroids stunt growth in bones? Does all the steroids do that?

How anabolic steroids stunt growth in bones? Does all the steroids do that?

Anabolic Steroids: Or testosterone (and variants) are required to close the growth plate on long bones. If it occurs before they have reached an appropriate length, then the bones will be short. Other steroids like cortisol (or prednisone) if given in large enough quantities can also do the same thing. ...Read more

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Do weightlifting stunt growth in teenage boys with arm work, squats no deadlift kinda thing, does the body use energy on muscle instead of bone growth?

Do weightlifting stunt growth in teenage boys with arm work, squats no deadlift kinda thing, does the body use energy on muscle instead of bone growth?

Not Really: There are areas of bone growth at the end of long bones, called epiphyseal plate (s). This is where we get "height" and "length" of our extremities. It has been shown if young males, particularly, engage in heavy resistance exercise too early, before these plates have fully developed, the length of these long bones can be muted. It is not excessive, meaning a 6'5" male will not become 5'11". ...Read more

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Why would your coccyx bone stick out a lot and be painfull to sit on?

Why would your coccyx bone stick out a lot and be painfull to sit on?

Born with or injury.: This may have been congenital since it is sticking outward. More common is 1 that tips or angles inward, usually made painful from an injury. If it very symptomatic u should c an ortho surg and b evaluated. The only way to correct this deformity is excision. ...Read more

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What are ways to teat an inflamed coccyx bone?

What are ways to teat an inflamed coccyx bone?

Several treatments: Coccyx pain is mainly treated with ice, antiinflammatories such as ibuprofen, and to take pressure off the coccyx by using a donut shaped cushion... These can be purchased from a drug store or medical supply store. Injections around the coccyx can also be done if the above do not work and surgery to remove the coccyx is an absolute last resort. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my coccyx (lower tail bone)?

Cushions: The first step is to just avoid putting pressure on the coccyx, such as by using cushions, and avoiding sitting on hard surfaces. Typically there is no intervention for this other than symptomatic management. In rare cases, certain types of injections can be done by a pain management specialist. Even rarer, surgeons can remove the tip of the coccyx, but that procedure is not the most successful. ...Read more

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When my mum (40years) sits down she gets severe pain in her lower back/coccyx bone? Been like this for 2 weeks, she stands up most of the day working

When my mum (40years) sits down she gets severe pain in her lower back/coccyx bone? Been like this for 2 weeks, she stands up most of the day working

Sprain vs fracture: Sometimes a spain of the coccygeal ligament can lead to these symptoms. Other times a hairline fracture can cause these symptoms. Very often a coccygeal ligament injection can append up recovery. ...Read more

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I can physically feel my sacrum/ coccyx bones when I touch the bottom. Is it normal to feel them? It sometimes hurts when I sit down. What about that?

I can physically feel my sacrum/ coccyx bones when I touch the bottom. Is it normal to feel them? It sometimes hurts when I sit down. What about that?

A donut and patience: Coccydynia or tailbone pain is most likely and has many causes from unknown (most common) to direct trauma, infection, and tumor. It can be treated with a pain reliever or anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen.
Limiting sitting for prolonged periods is suggested along with use of a padded cushion or "donut" to protect the tailbone.
It can take weeks to months to resolve so be patient. ...Read more

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What are the available treatments for coccyx tail bone pain?

What are the available treatments for coccyx tail bone pain?

Tail bone pain: Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface. Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces. Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications. When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni. ...Read more

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What causes the coccyx bone to become swollen and painful?

Injury: The majority of patients I see with coccydynia, have developed it after an injury. A hard fall on the butt is usually what happened. ...Read more

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I've only notice my coccyx bone sticking out a lot in past month or so and I have had no injury siting down is painful as I can feel the lump?

Question for you?: Did you weight recently? We see this problem with people how loose weight. I would use air daunt to set on and avoid hard surfaces and sits bath to relax the muscles. ...Read more

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How common is bone erosion? What could possibilities be for change over a months time on xrays? Was the tip of coccyx but now halfway up sacrum eroded

Context matters: Whoever ordered the X-rays should be answering your questions. It does not matter what it could be or how likely it is. What matters is what it is and how to treat. If your doctors don't know yet, they certainly will be working to find out the cause. If they haven't told you anything yet, it could be they don't know yet. If they do know, they will tell the patient or his/her designee. ...Read more

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How could you tell if you broke your coccyx bone?

How could you tell if you broke your coccyx bone?

Coccyx: If you have a broken coccyx, you would generally have pain in the tailbone. However the only way to confirm that it is broken is to obtain imaging. Sometimes it can be visualized on an x-ray but at other times you may require a ct scan. ...Read more

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My wife (24 y) suffers from pain in the coccyx bone in the lower back. She can't sit out since three months and never had any injury in that region.?

Not uncommon: There are a few different treatments for coccyxdynia (pain from the tailbone). Nsaids, therapy, injections or even surgery can be done. You should take her to a local physiatrist for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Bone marrow edema on coccyx. What does it means?

See below:: It generally means injury to or an infective lesion in the coccyx. It is seen on mri. If you have had a fall onto butt, or involved in an accident, with pain in the tailbone, would indicate a fracture of the coccyx. Otherwise an infection can produce similar picture, but symptoms would include pain, fever, tenderness locally. ...Read more

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When you get an MRI of the sipnal cord, does that include the tail bone or coccyx?

When you get an MRI of the sipnal cord, does that include the tail bone or coccyx?

Usually not or never: If the problem is in the sacrum or coccyx the MRI would have to be ordered of that specific area. ...Read more

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At that start of my buttocks, between, there is a hard round lump that feels like a bone. Is it my coccyx? Or?

At that start of my buttocks, between, there is a hard round lump that feels like a bone. Is it my coccyx? Or?

Possibly: The coccyx is basically your "tailbone" it is the lowest part of your spine and is palpable in most patients. It is located between your buttocks and may be the structure you are describing. ...Read more

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On the coccyx inside above anus there's a hard bone lump type feel INSIDE, is this normal bone? It does not move. Thankyou

On the coccyx inside above anus there's a hard bone lump type feel INSIDE, is this normal bone? It does not move. Thankyou

Bone mass coccyx: Any bone mass that is new and/or painful near your coccyx should be evaluated by your local physician or orthopaedic physician. This is likely something benign but other more aggressive masses need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I fell on my coccyx 7/8 years ago, but it hasn't been right since. The 3 bones now protrude out, which can be uncomfortable at times. Any ideas pls?

I fell on my coccyx 7/8 years ago, but it hasn't been right since. The 3 bones now protrude out, which can be uncomfortable at times. Any ideas pls?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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My coccyx bone protrudes & I feel on some rocks this summer but just bruised my posterior. Now my coccyx bone hurts all the time especially at night.

My coccyx bone protrudes & I feel on some rocks this summer but just bruised my posterior. Now my coccyx bone hurts all the time especially at night.

Coccyx: Yes this is quite painful - you have coccydynia
Do not put pressure on this - use a doughnut pillow, you can also use a topical NSAID gel over the area. I would also try Cold Laser TReatments. If the pain still persists then injections my be considered - try to avoid surgery. ...Read more

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What are the best available treatments for coccyx pain (tail bone pain)?

What are the best available treatments for coccyx pain (tail bone pain)?

Depends: Can't say which one is the best. It is different in patients. Nonsurgical: physical therapy, manipulation, myofascial release techniques, medication, using donut-shaped pillow to sit, if not responding, then nerve block and injections or surgery to remove the coccyx if needed. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Coccyx (Definition)

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