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What is a dislocated tailbone?

What is a dislocated tailbone?

Could happen: Typically can be a post-traumatic finding if one lands forcefully right on the coccyx. It can fracture, or can dislocated. Sometimes some people have something called hooked coccyx, where there is no dislocation, but there is an acutely angled (inwardly angled coccyx), these all could be symptomatic and cause pain in the tailbone area. ...Read more

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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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How can a dislocated tailbone be fixed?

How can a dislocated tailbone be fixed?

Often not: This will depend on exactly what the injury but if it involves the coccxy, then generally this is left alone. Most of the time the pain will resolve over time but I have never seen or heard of this being fixed in any way. ...Read more

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I have broken and dislocated my tailbone and keep hearing loud cracking sounds. Should I be concerned?

I have broken and dislocated my tailbone and keep hearing loud cracking sounds. Should I be concerned?

Only is painful: Fractures of the coccyx or tail bone can occur and can be quite painful. Several muscles attach to the tail bone and contracting these muscles could cause the bone to shift and/or crack. But as long as you don't have pain, you can leave it alone. If there is pain, this should be checked out by your doctor. Rarely the tailbone can be excised if it is causing a lot of pain. ...Read more

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Pls advise long term prognosis of fractured coccyx, dislocated (90 degrees to spine) for 33 year old female. Thanks !?

Pls advise long term prognosis of fractured coccyx, dislocated (90 degrees to spine) for 33 year old female. Thanks !?

For most no issue: Long term. This may not be even a fracture as some have that position as normal. A MRI would tell you if it is a true fracture or not if the study was done within 3 months of you injuring yourself. Sometimes, this x-ray is misinterpreted as a fracture. ...Read more

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My mother is 76 and has a dislocated coccyx, oral med has only led to dependency, pt did not help. Do we have other options? history of sepsis and c-diff

My mother is 76 and has a dislocated coccyx, oral med has only led to dependency, pt did not help. Do we have other options? history of sepsis and c-diff

No: Often times in medicine, although we have many options, you also have to look at the facts. In this case, without having sepsis or c-diff a coccygeal fracture is tough to deal with. In this case, with her age, and other medical issues, any surgical treatment would be too risky. ...Read more

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Can non dislocated fracture of coccyx trigger delayed neuralgia in neck and skull? injured beg November, neuralgia stared end Dec. Tks.

Can non dislocated fracture of coccyx trigger delayed neuralgia in neck and skull? injured beg November, neuralgia stared end Dec. Tks.

Highly unlikely: There is virtually no chance that the neuralgic pains you're feeling from December in the neck or the "skull" as you put it have anything to do with the coccygeal fracture. It would be kinda like finding a Polar Bear sunbathing in the Amazon Rain Forest! Totally WRONG location! Nice thing about fractures is that PAIN marks the spot...like the X on a treasure map! Anything else is "fool's gold!" ...Read more

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How must you treat a dislocated muster?

How must you treat a dislocated muster?

Shoulder dislocation: More info needed. Length of time to heal depends on what was injured. Bankart tears have potential to heal whereas rotator cuff tears do not. Treatment decisions have many variables. Consult with a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do about recurring dislocated kneecaps?

What can I do about recurring dislocated kneecaps?

Have you seen an MD?: If you haven't seen an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in complex knee issues, i would highly recommend it. The first step is to work on therapy to strengthen the quadriceps muscle. Subsequently an eval by a specialist would be the best. ...Read more

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Both my shoulders dislocate randomly, what's the problem?

Both my shoulders dislocate randomly, what's the problem?

Ligamentous laxity: Certain people have ligamentous laxity of the shoulder. If your dislocation have all been non traumatic from the start this may very well be the case. Physical therapy can help and avoiding certain positions or activities can decrease the amount of dislocations. Get evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulders to start. Avoid voluntarily dislocating shoulder. ...Read more

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My son 22 years. he as dislocated natural lens and power minus 11 and minus 12 what is the solution sir.

My son 22 years. he as dislocated natural lens and power minus 11 and minus 12 what is the solution sir.

Ophthalmic surgeon : Would examine and evaluate your son, unfortunately no treatment you can find online, apart from advice, practically speaking an expert ophthalmologist should direct his care, best wishes ...Read more

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What are dislocations?

What are dislocations?

Joint displacement.: A dislocation of a joint occurs when the 2 matching surfaces of a joint are no longer in contact. This is typically quite painful and requires immediate medical attention. The joint will need to be reduced, in order for the 2 joint surfaces to come together. This often requires some form of anesthesia or sedation. After a dislocation, the joint may be unstable and require immobilization. ...Read more

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How can you dislocate a radius?

How can you dislocate a radius?

Arm pulling: A dislocated radial head is commonly called the "nursemaid's elbow" and is a fairly common injury in toddlers. It is caused by pulling or jerking the arm (as in grabbing a fleeing toddler), pulling the radial head out of its place. It is easily treated and rarely leads to any further problems. ...Read more

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How to treat a dislocated disk?

Time: Time /gentle activity / avoid painful activity/ some rest of course if not better in a week or then need to seek attention/ can use pt/ traction / injections and even surg. ...Read more

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How you treat a dislocated scapula?

How you treat a dislocated scapula?

needs to be seen: Most cases of dislocated shoulder can do well if treated promptly. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dislocated-shoulder/ds00597. ...Read more

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Can dislocated elbows cure naturally?

Can dislocated elbows cure naturally?

Not usually?: The short answer is no -- unless you were born with them dislocated, and are having no problems -- then no treatment would be necessary. However if, it isnt such a situation, then it is extremely unlikely that it will improve on its own. ...Read more

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