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What causes the coccyx bone to become swollen and painful?

What causes the coccyx bone to become swollen and painful?

Injury: The majority of patients i see with coccydynia, have developed it after an injury. A hard fall on the butt is usually what happened. ...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


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Could you break my coccyx?

Yes: It is possible to break the coccyx...At the same time if you do, typically there isnt any treatment for it. ...Read more

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Why does my coccyx hurt when i sit?

Why does my coccyx hurt when i sit?

Trauma?: Could be a fractured coccyx if you have a history of trauma. Follow up with orthopedist or pcp for possible xrays. ...Read more

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Why is my coccyx in excruciating pain?

Why is my coccyx in excruciating pain?

Many possible causes: The pain can be from local injury especially if traumatized such as in a fall. The pain can be referred from another body part including the pelvic organs or lumbar spine. The treatment varies with the cause. ...Read more

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Is broken coccyx painful when sitting ?

Yes: Try sitting on a 'donut' and trying a NSAID ( ibuprofen)...see your physician for further treatment options if no improvement after fracture heals( or before). Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

What sort of disease is a coccyx disorder?

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 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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