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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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Coccyx (Definition)

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


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My tailbone has been hurting for 3 month now, when i go and "rub" my tailbone, i feel something "crack" or move. What might be wrong?

My tailbone has been hurting for 3 month now, when i go and "rub" my tailbone, i feel something "crack" or move. What might be wrong?

Coccyx fracture?: Have you injured yourself? Maybe fallen down some stairs? Such accidents can fracture your tailbone, and it can take quite awhile to heal. Talk with your doctor about this -- depending on how painful it is, you may want to sit on a donut pillow for a time. ...Read more

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On my tailbone, like in between my crack, there is a really sharp pain. Any help?

On my tailbone, like in between my crack, there is a really sharp pain. Any help?

Inflamed tailbone: You are describing inflammation of your tailbone. Consider buying a donut pillow from a medical supply store. This will help unload your tailbone for the next several weeks when you sit. Anti-inflammatory medication with food might help as well. It could take 4-6 weeks to subside. ...Read more

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Sometimes, when i sit down, my tailbone hurts a lot, and i feel a little "crack" in it. Is it normal or should I be concerned?

It will get better: Tailbone pain, or coccygodynia, is commonly caused by trauma, and its probably the hardest problem for me to treat personally. It's hard to access the area so there's little to do but that also means that even if there is a fracture or subluxation, usually we recommend patience and activity modification (stand more and use a cushion for sitting). No casts, no injections, maybe an antiinflammatory. ...Read more

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What can cause soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone)?

What can cause soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone)?

Inflammation: This could be due to localized inflammation, or an underlying problem with the bone (i.e. fracture, instability). You could try some anti-inflammatory meds (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve) and ice/heat and topical treatments such as aspercreme or capsaicin cream. See a physician if your symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Soreness at the very top of my butt crack (tailbone). How can I treat this?

Consult your PCP to: Be evaluated to see whether its from the spine or is it something like a pilonidal cyst. For a back issue you may have to see an orthopod/spinal surgeon, while for the p. Cyst a referral to a gen surgeon would be more appropriate. So seeing the pcp would be beneficial to start investigations/referrals. Meanwhile take some pain meds. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im in alot of pain i have a deformed tailbone a crack in my vertabre and i have degeneration disease of my disks How can i get pain Relief?

Im in alot of pain i have a deformed tailbone a crack in my vertabre and i have degeneration disease of my disks How can i get pain Relief?

You need to be: evaluated and treated by a SPINE UNIT. Look at your local hospitals and see if any such programs exist. Where are you located??? Dr Z ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a cracked or fractured tailbone after fall skiing?

How can you tell if you have a cracked or fractured tailbone after fall skiing?

Xray: Though there may not be any treatment (casting) or surgery for it that is the only way to know if it is broken. ...Read more

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I did something to my tailbone yesterday and now it really hurts. It's either broken, cracked or is bruised. Should i put ice or heat on it?

I did something to my tailbone yesterday and now it really hurts. It's either broken, cracked or is bruised. Should i put ice or heat on it?

Ice: As a rule of thumb, for an acute injury, it is best to put ice on the area for no more than 20 minutes at a time each hour, for the first 24-72 hours. Putting it on for longer than 20 minutes could result in a superficial frostbite. ...Read more

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At the tip of my butt crack/ end of my tailbone it stings almost like a stabbing. I haven't done anything to it. And im unsure what it could be?

At the tip of my butt crack/ end of my tailbone it stings almost like a stabbing. I haven't done anything to it. And im unsure what it could be?

Pilonidal cyst: A possibility is a pilonidal cyst, which is tissue that is present since birth and then can become inflammed or infected. This is thought to be a tract of hair tissue that did not properly develop. This needs to be treated surgically. See a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my tailbone where my butt crack starts its really hard and hurts so bad what should I do?

I have a boil on my tailbone where my butt crack starts its really hard and hurts so bad what should I do?

Cyst v Infection: That location is very common for a pilonidal cyst, though an abscess (infection with pus) is also possible. If it's causing so much pain that you can't function, haves fever or notice it getting bigger, go to an ER. However, if it is a pilonidal cyst, it's best managed by a surgeon. ...Read more

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My joints crack a lot for an ex. Sometimes I have my legs apart while lying down and when i put them together the joints near my tailbone crack?

My joints crack a lot for an ex. Sometimes I have my legs apart while lying down and when i put them together the joints near my tailbone crack?

Cracking joints: Joint cracking noises is common and usually normal. Gentle exercises e.g. Yoga may help you stretch your joints and feel more comfortable. ...Read more

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I am a 32 year old female. Have low back pain that goes from about tailbone/above butt crack and into my left hip. Is fine in am, gets worse as day go?

I am a 32 year old female. Have low back pain that goes from about tailbone/above butt crack and into my left hip. Is fine in am, gets worse as day go?

See PCP: It may be a herniated lower spine disk with sciatica. See your pcp and maybe have an MRI done. At night you are prone, less pressure on your spine, but during the day you are active , lots of pressure->pain. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my bum crack, where the tailbone ends. Sometimes it leaks blood and pus. It is sore and itchy most of the time.

I have a lump on my bum crack, where the tailbone ends. Sometimes it leaks blood and pus. It is sore and itchy most of the time.

Here are some...: What you described may represent the occurrence of pilonidal sinus with infection. To verify such, go to see a doc. Before going, perusing the article in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html would help you how to prepare the information for the doc's review. Best wish to your health... ...Read more

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Recurring 3-8 months itchy bump butt crack/tailbone when wipe to keep dry painful,use hydrocortisone/lotrimin 2-4 week gone but returns what could be?

Recurring 3-8 months itchy bump butt crack/tailbone when wipe to keep dry painful,use hydrocortisone/lotrimin 2-4 week gone but returns what could be?

Hard to say: Your cream contains both a cortisone (which nonspecifically suppresses inflammation even from an infection) and an anti-fungal. Thus it is hard to tell as to which ingredient had worked for you. If this problem keeps on returning, it'd be wise to ask your doctor to check this out for you. ...Read more

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Can u to crack your coccyx (sacrum) like you crack your knuckles?

Can u to crack your coccyx (sacrum) like you crack your knuckles?

Let us correct: Things, there is difference between sacrum and coccyex, the sacrum on the top of coccyex, no you can not crack them. ...Read more

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