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I sheared my coccyx in 2010. I'm currently experiencing tingling in the coccyx area. What do you recommend?
Need more info: See your family physician. The coccyx anatomy precludes sometimes not healing well after trauma and the coccyx bones may be displaced causing this symptom. An x-ray may give you the answer. ...Read more
More than pinching: If all is proceeding together, you have a bigger issue than a "pinched nerve", and you are describing a problem developing in the lower spinal cord or at the base of the lumbosacral cistern, perhaps a "filum terminale syndrome". Contact a neurologist and get this addressed. ...Read more
Coccyx: The coccyx is the name given to the very very end of the spine. Sometimes this area is referred to as the tailbone. A coccyx disorder can be the result of prolonged pressure resulting in a breakdown in the skin and creating an open wound. This is known as a pressure sore or bed sore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unload the area: Avoiding direct pressure on the coccyx, such as using a pillow with a cutout (donut) can be helpful. Decreasing your activity and using antiinflammatories will also help decrease the pain. Have an evaluation if the pain persists. ...Read more