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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have finally been diagnosed with a dislocated tailbone. Been told prob 15 yrs ago it happened. What are treatment options, what does surgery involve?
I have a dislocated coccyx. The dislocation is not suitable for manual manipulation. What surgical options are available to me, and the side effects.
Coccyx: Surgery for this is rare. Removal is the best bet if you've exhausted conservative treatment. ...Read more
Pls advise long term prognosis of fractured coccyx, dislocated (90 degrees to spine) for 33 year old female. Thanks !?
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
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
Pain or swelling: Finger dislocations are common from minor injuries. If there is pain, swelling, bruising, deformity and difficulty with range if motion you should suspect a dislocation. The joint can relocate spontaneously or may require a physician's help. Seek medical advice and have an x-ray done. Usually a simple problem to correct unless there is also a fracture or other complication. ...Read more
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