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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

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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 isnt 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