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Dr. James Natalie
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What to do about severe coccyx pain after a fall?

What to do about severe coccyx pain after a fall?

Rest, ice: Falls can cause severe pain, but more often than not, this pain is related to bruising. Less commonly, the coccyx can be broken (fracture), though treatment is similar. Avoid pressure on the area, ice as able, and allow your body to heal itself. Donut hole cushions can be helpful to allow sitting on hard surfaces. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Tailbone Pain (Definition)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is usually an injury to the bottom most vertebrae beneath your sacrum. When you sit you impact on this vertebrae which means if is injured ...Read more


Dr. Joe Lee
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Excruciating coccyx pain after a fall, what's wrong?

Excruciating coccyx pain after a fall, what's wrong?

Fall and coccyx pain: It could be a fracture or a bad bruise. X-rays will help determine if there is a fracture. The pain usually dissipates with time, usually a few weeks, ice first, later on possibly heat, and medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal. What to do?

Hx of broken tailbone 7 yrs ago, recently experiencing axial coccyx pain, especially after exercise. Got an X-ray and it was normal.  What to do?

Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more

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Dr. Pietro Seni
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What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

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 more

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Dr. Pietro Seni
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What can I do about coccyx pain after injury 24 years ago?

Avoid hard surfaces : Usually pain subside in few days on its own however here are some tips that may help:avoid constipation, avoid seatind on any hard surface, the use of a cushion when sitting(silicon or inflatable)may help as well as the use of seatbaths.Can olso use ovc medications such as aleve if you have no contraindications to take it. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Coccyx pain haven't fell.. Started after a colonoscopy.. Pain is not everyday. I feel it when i bend over i bending my neck down or pain on oneside?

Coccyx pain haven't fell.. Started after a colonoscopy.. Pain is not everyday.  I feel it when i bend over i bending my neck down or pain on oneside?

Unfortunately: This will ache for a while. Coccygodynia is difficult to treat. The ligaments may have been stretched during the procedure and sometimes anti inflammatory medications or steroid injection into the area may help. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Does anyone have postpartum coccyx pain after delivery?

Does anyone have postpartum coccyx pain after delivery?

Yes it could happen: During pregnancy your joint get relaxed and stretched out and this will increase with the stress of the delivery and could cause pain in the coccyex. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Albright
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How long it takes for swelled coccyx pain to finish completely after falling frm a water slide, is chiropractic best in this case.What abt cold packs?

Ice, acup, chiro: Immediate swelling can be addressed with cold packs. It may be prudent to have it evaluated for fracture. Coccyx pain may best be addressed with acupuncture while still acute, then consider instrument based adjustments. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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What can be cause pain in lower back and abdomen on left side and coccyx pain after sitting for too long?

Don't Assume : Could be one of many things. Most likely it is what is called myofascial/musculoskeletal which should be reassuring. The fact that it hurts with sitting only is reassuring that more sinister issues not likely. However, the abbominal pain is a bit concerning with the back pain. Female issues, bowel issues and renal issues need to be ruled out. Your primary physician would be a good start. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav
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I have coccyx pain and degenerative disk disease and on disabiity, my pcp (on ppo) no time to manage disability paperwork 1. Getting diskogram from orthopedic, will not manage disability until after surgery 2. My pain dr does not manage disability 3. Cant

You : You can call your human resources department where you work and ask for their advice, or you can google "disability physician" in your area to try and find a doctor that can help you. You could also call the office manager in your doctor's office and ask their advice. ...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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