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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Overview)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly known as the tailbone.


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What is a coccyx good for?

What is a coccyx good for?

Good loving: It provides the back-end attachment of the deep muscles of the pelvis. They do a lot of really helpful things, especially during love-making. The coccyx isn't a high-profile, glamor organ but without it, life wouldn't be so good. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
299 Doctors shared insights

Coccyx (Overview)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly known as the tailbone.


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Could you break my coccyx?

Yes: It is possible to break the coccyx...At the same time if you do, typically there isn't any treatment for it. ...Read more

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Could a paining coccyx ever heal?

Could a paining coccyx ever heal?

It depends on how it: Was injured in the 1st place. There can B injury 2 the joints & they develop arthritis like any joint. Also a Fx can cause trouble if it forms a nonunion but either way if it is severe, 1st=use a doughnut pillow, 2 NSAIDS 3 injection @ a pain clinic & last but not least excision. ...Read more

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Can a damaged coccyx ever fully heal?

Can a damaged coccyx ever fully heal?

Yes: Depends on what "damaged" means, but a fractured coccyx should heal, unless there is significant displacement, or associated medical conditions which prevent healing. If you are having persistent pain at your coccyx, your doctor can check x-rays and other imaging studies to assess the underlying anatomy. ...Read more

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How would I know if I broke my coccyx?

How would I know if I broke my coccyx?

Pattern of symptoms: From emedicine

severe localized pain and tenderness may be felt in the tailbone area.

If the injury is traumatic, a bruise may be visible in this area.

The pain is generally worse when sitting for prolonged periods of time, or with direct pressure to the tailbone area.

Bowel movementsand straining are often painful.

Some women may experience pain during sexual intercourse. ...Read more

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How would I help my coccyx to get better?

How would I help my coccyx to get better?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can you do for pain in the coccyx?

What can you do for pain in the coccyx?

Coccygodynia: In the acute phase the first choice of treatment are nsaids. Treatment for patients with severe pain in the chronic phase consists of manual therapy and/or a local injection of local anesthetic and corticosteroid into the painful segment. ...Read more

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Can coccyx injury heal itself completely?

Can coccyx injury heal itself completely?

Yes.: They can heal themselves. Sometimes you may need to use a "doughnut", to sit on, until it heals. ...Read more

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My coccyx hurts worse the second time I fell?

My coccyx hurts worse the second time I fell?

May there is fractur: That is possibility that you may fracture it, check it out. ...Read more

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Could the coccyx sit in the middle of your back?

Could the coccyx sit in the middle of your back?

NO: Coccyx is the tail bone and it is located at the bottom end of spine not in the middle. ...Read more

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Fell and damaged coccyx 6 months ago, what to do?

Fell and damaged coccyx 6 months ago, what to do?

See below: If still having pain and problems then you need to see an orthopedic doctor for exam and treatment. ...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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Whenever I sit down on a hard bench my coccyx hurts?

Use air dount: To avoid this problem two things. Find the cause of the problem, then address it use air daunt to set on. ...Read more

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How does one alleviate pain from a subluxated coccyx?

How does one alleviate pain from a subluxated coccyx?

Conserv/surg: A rectal exam and x-ray will confirm the diagnosis.

Conserv=doughnut cusion to sit, nsaids.

Semi conserv as above and injection by a pain management center. Usually helps but does not last.

Sug=excision. If done by someone with experience it is safe and easy and people usually r better by the time they reach recovery room.

Main comp recta perf. I did 30-40 with care no comp. Choose ur surg well. ...Read more

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How long can it take for the tailbone (coccyx) to heal?

How long can it take for the tailbone (coccyx) to heal?

That depends!: How long will it take for your tail bone to heal depends on how much abuse it suffered. If your tail bone broke due to a heavy fall, it takes much longer than when you sustained a trivial trauma from sitting too long on an aircraft. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the possible reasons for bending of coccyx.?

Can you tell me the possible reasons for bending of coccyx.?

Most common is an --: Injury to it, from a fall onto your butt and fracturing it, it heals in a flexed position. This can happen in anyone with such a fall, or if the bone has a weakness (from a cyst or any other reason) then it can break without a major fall causing it to break with resultant flexion deformity in it. ...Read more