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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

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


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How to heal a broken and deviated tailbone?

How to heal a broken and deviated tailbone?

Stay off it: Not as easy as it sound, but if you have truly fractured your coccyx the more you stay off it the less pain you will have and hopefully the quicker it will heal. This will involve limiting your sitting or sitting on a cushion with a cut out. They have tried reducing displaced coccyx fractures and even holding them with pins, but have not found it helpful. ...Read more

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Can the tailbone heal itself?

Can the tailbone heal itself?

Yes: The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine. A painful tailbone can occur for many reasons. Usually taking pressure off of the tailbone, use of ice, and time will allow the inflammation to heal. If you still have pain after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to discuss further treatment options. ...Read more

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How much time does my tailbone take to heal?

Let me explain: What is the problem with tail bone, is it fracture, burse or just pain in that area?
general guide line:
Keep bowel soft no constipation.
Seitz bath once or twice day with hot water.
check to see if you rectal problem and take of it.
set on soft chair or mattress
Use air daunt to set on in the car or at home.
Those thing can help.
Some time it take few weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal my tailbone after falling on it?

What can I do to heal my tailbone after falling on it?

Time: Unfortunately wait and protect it. Rarely is there surgery to remove or fix it. ...Read more

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I fell. Hurt my tailbone. I heard it can take a long time 2 heal. Should I wait it out or go 2 dr. Is there anything that dr can do or I can do 2 help?

I fell. Hurt my tailbone. I heard it can take a long time 2 heal. Should I wait it out or go 2 dr. Is there anything that dr can do or I can do 2 help?

Ouchie Coccyx!: Not much can be done even if you broke your tailbone, except for getting a nice foam pillow with a hole cut out of the middle to sit on. Taking an anti-inflammatory like aleve 1-2 tabs twice a day (with food) for a week or two will help. You can also take tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 tabs every 8 hours in addition to the aleve if the pain is bad. ...Read more

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How long would it take for tailbone injury to heal?

How long would it take for tailbone injury to heal?

Upto a year for the: Pain to improve and tenderness to resolve, in a majority of cases. In some it might even take longer. ...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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I fell on my tailbone a week ago on a scale from 1-10 it hurts about 6. I workout alot and was wanting to know how long I should give it to heal til I start back up? It's been 5 days since last workout. I tried today and couldn't do it, it was burning so

I fell on my tailbone a week ago on a scale from 1-10 it hurts about 6. I workout alot and was wanting to know how long I should give it to heal til I start back up? It's been 5 days since last workout. I tried today and couldn't do it, it was burning so

See below.: Best is a digital exam. As far as an x-ray, if it doesn't change the diagnosis or treatment, don't X-ray it. Essentially this can't be casted. Activity should be self limited due to level of discomfort. See your Dr. As far as medical treatment. By your description it doesn't sound serious enough for surgical treatment. If fractured, it could take as long as 6 wks to heal, pending your activity. ...Read more

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How can I heal tailbone soreness?

How can I heal tailbone soreness?

See below: Sounds like you have coccydynia or 'tailbone pain'. This can occur with trauma to the tail bone, abnormally positioned coccyx, or poor sitting posture. Try using a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium. (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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How much time does a fractured tailbone take to heal?

How much time does a fractured tailbone take to heal?

These can a take l0-: Ng time, up to 6 months or even longer.
Make sure your stools are loose by use of some laxatives or a fruits like Pears or Prune Juice, so you don't have to strain.
A Ring cushion to sit on is helpful in reducing discomfort.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fractured tailbone to heal?

How long does it take for a fractured tailbone to heal?

8 weeks: Coccyx (tailbone) fractures, like most fractures, generally heal in 6-10 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your tailbone to heal from a crack?

How long does it take for your tailbone to heal from a crack?

Depends: Depending on size and severity of the crack/fracture and how active you are it could take up to 6-8 weeks or more. Definitely take it easy and don't push yourself too much while healing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does a fractured tailbone take to heal?

Can you tell me how long does a fractured tailbone take to heal?

Depends: Some people nad some bones heal faster of slower
in general it is at least 6 weeks to some early stability / 3 months to pretty good stability and at least 6 months to "full" healing although it can take a whole lot longer and to fully remodel bone certainly does take longer
good vit D level helps things to heal up a bit quicker IMHO ...Read more

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Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?

Hello! Almost a month ago I had a tailbone cyst surgery. Is there some sort of a diet or sth to help a deep and big wound heal?

Big deep wound: A well balanced diet with proper nutrition will be adequate enough with good hygiene to keep the wound clean. It will heal by itself if you take proper care of it and follow your surgeon's instructions carefully. ...Read more

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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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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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Hi docs, would a paining coccyx ever heal?

Hi docs, would a paining coccyx ever heal?

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 more

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About how long does it take for a bruised tailbone to heal?

Months to years: Coccydina, aka tailbone pain can come from mild to severe trauma of the tip of the tailbone. Sitting on a notched pillow (not a donut shaped pillow) can help. A steroid injection into the coccyx can be very effective. Rarely surgery is required. Time to call your family doc. ...Read more

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I have a very uncomfortable rash/cut below my tailbone and above my...What could it be and how do I heal it?

I have a very uncomfortable rash/cut below my tailbone and above my...What could it be and how do I heal it?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal. ...Read more

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Bruised tailbone symptoms. Heal time and treatment.?

2weeks-severl month: Coccydynia is diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness. Rest, avoiding re-injury to the affected area, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection. Rarely, a surgical resection of the coccyx can be performed remove the irritated bony prominence. ...Read more

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I have pilonidal dimple or hole above my tailbone and its a little sore the spot feels like it has anesthesia. How long will it take to heal. No lump?

I have pilonidal dimple or hole above my tailbone and its a little sore the spot feels like it has anesthesia. How long will it take to heal. No lump?

Depends: Pilonidal disease that causes no symptoms does not need to be treated.
Call your doctor if you notice any of the following around the pilonidal cyst:
Drainage of pus, redness, swelling or tenderness.
Antibiotics may be used if there is an infection spreading in the skin. Surgery to remove an abscess that returns. ...Read more

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I was told by a doctor that I have what is called a insufficency fracture of my tailbone. How can this be repaired? And how long does it take to heal?

Insufficiency: Generally no treatment other than rest and avoiding aggravating activities is needed. Avoid sitting on hard surfaces. Sit on pillow or donut instead. Time to heal is variable but most fractures mend in 6-10 weeks. Make sure someone advises you on osteoporosis treatments (ecercise, calcium, vitd, estrogen replacement, etc.). ...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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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