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Tailbone Disorders Bones
Cushions: The first step is to just avoid putting pressure on the coccyx, such as by using cushions, and avoiding sitting on hard surfaces. Typically there is no intervention for this other than symptomatic management. In rare cases, certain types of injections can be done by a pain management specialist. Even rarer, surgeons can remove the tip of the coccyx, but that procedure is not the most successful. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Several treatments: Coccyx pain is mainly treated with ice, antiinflammatories such as ibuprofen, and to take pressure off the coccyx by using a donut shaped cushion... These can be purchased from a drug store or medical supply store. Injections around the coccyx can also be done if the above do not work and surgery to remove the coccyx is an absolute last resort. ...Read more
What does it mean when your tailbone hurts and is red around it, but you're not sure if it's the bone or the skin? What causes it?
Pilonidal cyst: Unless you have a herpes outbreak, diabetes with excessive tissue breakdown (decubitus ulcer) the most likely diagnosis is a pilonidal cyst which may be caused by an ingrown hair, excessive sweating, an inborn "dimple" that gets infected. Treatment may be excision, antibiotics, or a new "fibrin" glue. Check with a local g.P or internist. ...Read more
Normal tailbone xray 2 years ago after falling. Now having pain for past 4 months in tailbone feels like hard bone on it. Should I be worried?
Not worried as it's-: -not a serious condition that will kill U. But it can B quite a problem. There R cushions 2 keep pressure off the tail bone while sitting or driving. Also OTC-NSAIDS if U R able 2 take them. If it's does not help, injections @ a pain clinic is an option. & last resort is 2 have it excised. I have done about 20 resections & everyone is happy. There's some risk involved, so seek out a surg. +exprinc ...Read more
I can physically feel my sacrum/ coccyx bones when I touch the bottom. Is it normal to feel them? It sometimes hurts when I sit down. What about that?
A donut and patience: Coccydynia or tailbone pain is most likely and has many causes from unknown (most common) to direct trauma, infection, and tumor. It can be treated with a pain reliever or anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen. Limiting sitting for prolonged periods is suggested along with use of a padded cushion or "donut" to protect the tailbone. It can take weeks to months to resolve so be patient. ...Read more
Tail bone pain: Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface.Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces.Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications.When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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