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

Dr. James Natalie
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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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Coccyx (Definition)

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


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

Dr. Joe Lee
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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?

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?

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
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

Dr. Pietro Seni
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

Dr. Pietro Seni
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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?

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?

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?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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 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?

Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
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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. 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?

Dr. Jeffrey Albright
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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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. Frank Kuitems
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Have coccydynia for 4 years after birth of my Son. Just found out I have a grade 2 bladder prolapse. Could that be what's causing the coccyx pain?

Dr. Frank Kuitems
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Have coccydynia for 4 years after birth of my Son. Just found out I have a grade 2 bladder prolapse. Could that be what's causing the coccyx pain?

Maybe: Chronic low back pain her tailbone pain can be due to the difficult childbirth. Bladder problems that occur after pregnancy and delivery Journal I do not cause significant back pain ...Read more

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