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How Do You Tell If You Broke Your Tail Bone
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
sitting hurst: Sitting on a firm chair or any pressure will hurt. Sitting on a rolled up newspaper so there is no pressure on the coccyx will decrease the pain. Less pain at all when standing. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more
Bone pain...: Any broken bone - can have continued soreness for a long time, but the coccyx ( tail bone) - is different - it is even tougher to heal - guess why? - you sit on it - and in essence - "re-injure" it every time you sit down, but with enough time and no major re-injury - should calm down - eventually. . . . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible.: If the force of injury is hard enough any bone can puncture the skin. ...Read more
I broke my tail bone five years ago in a car accident is it normal to have pain almost daily when i sit still?
Not uncommon: Not uncommon complaint. You can try a driving pillow that has the coccyx region cut out. Sometimes sacroiliac instability makes it worse. This condition is difficulty to treat. If si instability is contributing, then some ortho surgeons can fuse. Another treatment some use to bolster si instability is prolotherapy. And progressive pain that occurs in area of trauma may need mri-see doc. ...Read more
I have every symptom for a Broken tail bone for 1 yr. if I did break it, because it was so long ago, would there be any way to prove that I broke it?
X-Ray: An X- Ray should suffice.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dont understand ?: A broken bone typically causes moderate-severe pain for 3-4 days and then it improves. If you have been on the medication for a week, you have not developed a physical dependency yet, and should have no problem stopping. If the pain is still moderate-severe, something is wrong with your healing and you should see doctor again. If not, take plain tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen (if ok with your doctor). ...Read more
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