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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

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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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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How can you pop or crack your coccyx?

How can you pop or crack your coccyx?

From a fall: If you land directly on your tail bone from a fall. ...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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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