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Open Surgical Repair Of Tailbone Coccyx Fracture
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
Mri says coccyx incomplete fracture but i had no accident. The problems started during sitting on hard surface for 2 hours. How could it happen?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel since 14d sitting, diagnosed with fractured coccyx. When could I drive safely? Will a 2hr walk delay healing? Thanks
Pls advise long term prognosis of fractured coccyx, dislocated (90 degrees to spine) for 33 year old female. Thanks !?
Mri says coccyx incomplete fracture on 2° vertebrae. After two weeks I am not able to walk or stay for more then 5 minutes. Is it possible?
Can non dislocated fracture of coccyx trigger delayed neuralgia in neck and skull? injured beg November, neuralgia stared end Dec. Tks.
Highly unlikely: There is virtually no chance that the neuralgic pains you're feeling from December in the neck or the "skull" as you put it have anything to do with the coccygeal fracture. It would be kinda like finding a Polar Bear sunbathing in the Amazon Rain Forest! Totally WRONG location! Nice thing about fractures is that PAIN marks the spot...like the X on a treasure map! Anything else is "fool's gold!" ...Read more
Still have pain 4-5 months after falling on coccyx. Recent MRI showed no fracture; instead a mass behind uterus close to coccyx. Could this be culprit?
It could: That could be causing referred pain. The mass needs to be evaluated and diagnosed. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Could coccyx dislocation, fracture or coccydinia with pain & occasional numb feet cause bone erosion & tissue thickening on CT or something greater?
Can you recommend anything other than surgery? I began having lower back pain 6 yrs ago, ended up having 3 injections for fractured facets, arthritic changes and 2 bulging discs. 2 years ago, i had another 3 injections for the same problem. The dr told me
I'm : I'm sorry you're having trouble getting relief of your pain. Based on your description, you have facet mediated pain most likely from facet arthropathy (arthritis). It sounds as though you have exhausted many of the non-operative options available for your problem. Some other options (you may or may not have tried already) include acupuncture, physical therapy, oral medications, and lumbar traction. None of these methods are a "cure-all" but they may give you enough relief to make the situation tolerable and avoid surgery. If you fail all of these measures and continue to have pain that interferes with your quality of life you might consider surgery. There are some newer techniques that have not stood the test of time (facet joint replacement) but the gold standard is lumbar fusion. It is reliable surgery in the properly indicated patient. You would need to discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives with your surgeon, but don't expect 100% relief of pain. If you can accept 75% improvement in your pain condition, that would be a reasonable expectation. Good luck, hope you find relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months ago I fell down some stairs. The caused pain in my lower back. I thought it was just sore muscles. Turns out I have a compression fracture of my L1. The pain persists. Is surgery still an option?
Compression fracture: Stable compression fractures of L1dont need surgery surgery is indicated unstable compression fractures greater than 50%loss of anterior height or greater than15% degrees kyphosis or wedging progressive deformity is another indication your pain could still be from muscle stable compression fractures heal in 3 months persistent pain may indicate an unstable fracture pattern or soft tissue injury ...Read more
I fractured my tailbone 6 wks ago. Ever since there's been swelling above it/lower back area, 3-4ins in diameter. Could something else be wrong?
I fell out of a chair onto my butt. Now I have a sharp pain in my lower back. A few months ago i fractured my tailbone. Should i go to an orthopedic?
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
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