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Coccyx fracture .. Is manipulation a good option..?

Coccyx fracture ..  Is manipulation a good option..?

No: All fractures heal and any pain that persists usually goes away over time. For persistent pain, there are options that once the coccyx fracture has healed which can be demonstrated best on MRI in terms of diagnosing the fracture and documenting healing, manipulation bimanual by a physical therapist can be done via rectal/vaginal approach. You may want a female therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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What physical therapy exercises should I be doing at 4 weeks after a coccyx fracture?

What physical therapy exercises should I be doing at 4 weeks after a coccyx fracture?

Coccyx: Alone exercises may be quite painful. One thing use a doughnut cushion when sitting. Secondly a nerve block will definitely help with pain. A topical cream could also be used. These can be quite painful. ...Read more

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What would cause a stress fracture of the coccyx?

Coccyx: Stress fracture may be caused by repetitive overuse, weak bone tissues such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, essentially too much stress for the bone to handle. ...Read more

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Can a broken or fractured coccyx cause any changes to your bowel movements?

Can a broken or fractured coccyx cause any changes to your bowel movements?

Yes and no: It will not directly cause a change in bowel movements, however, patients may try to avoid or postpone going do to pain. Occasionally the use of a stool softener will make it less painful when you go. ...Read more

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It's been 14 weeks since i fell and fractured l1, sacrum and coccyx. Should i still be in severe pain?

It's been 14 weeks since i fell and fractured l1, sacrum and coccyx.  Should i still be in severe pain?

Please see below: Bone usually heals in 4-6 weeks, if you continue to have pain, it warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you exercise while having a mildly displaced fracture of the distal coccyx?

Can you exercise while having a mildly displaced fracture of the distal coccyx?

Coccyx fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If chronic, nontender, and stable, it should be ok to progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fracture coccyx 2weeks ago.plz advice when will I sit without pain? When could I safely drive my car? Thanks

Diagnosed with fracture coccyx 2weeks ago.plz advice when will I sit without pain? When could I safely drive my car? Thanks

This can be short-: -lived or can be a long drawn out problem. First you can drive, use a donut pillow, also ice and NSAIDS if able. If this fails seak out a pain clinic 4 an injection, if 100% gone 4 a while, but returns, you need to find a surgeon with experience in coccyx resection. I somehow became that surgeon in my city. Excised about 25+ all better same day, happy & no return. Simple rectal xam makes the Dx 2. ...Read more

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Hello- I fell 1/1/15, after Xrays, bone scans and MRI's I was finally told I had indeed fractured my coccyx. Here are the findings from my MRI from 10/16/15 (10.5 months after my fall) I'm looking for options* Ganglion impar block cause more pain* Findin

Fracture healed ?: By now a fracture has healed. You need evaluation, and consideration of an injection in the tender area. This woudl be a simple injection depending on the findings. See your physician. Uncertin what ganglin impar block cause more pain* findin means ...Read more

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Is it ok to still lift if i fractured my coccyx?

Lifting is fine: Lifting rarely causes strain on the coccyx sitting is the biggest problem. A coccyx donut or sacral donut pillow are great supports. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


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