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What should I do to prevent tailbone pain from my wheelchair?

What should I do to prevent tailbone pain from my wheelchair?

Pressure relief: Recommend relieving pressure to the sacral area. This can be done in a wheelchair with a tilt in space feature. Manually lifting off the tailbone while in the chair. Being fitted with a special cushion (typically filled with air) to reduce pressure. Lastly, having the area visualized daily by a caregiver to evaluate for breakdown of the skin. ...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


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How do I convince my doctor i need a wheelchair for coccyx pain?

How do I convince my doctor i need a wheelchair for coccyx pain?

Suffering ?: Wheelchairs are not the treatment for coccyx pain. If you are in a wheelchair for another reason, you need to ask for a specialist in seating. There are high tech solutions available in cushions and wheelchair design. The treatments and therapy for coccyx pain depend on the medical cause. Sitting is not comfortable until this is achieved. ...Read more

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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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What can I do about coccyx pain?

What can I do about coccyx pain?

Conservative/aggress: First, you need a diagnosis: what's causing the pain? Treatment depends on cause as well as other factors. Commonly, it's due to injury. If it's fractured, surgery is an option, though osteopathic docs use more conservative manipulation techniques to re-position the coccyx. Sometimes there is no visible cause for pain. A good osteopathic exam and manual treatment might prove helpful in such a case. ...Read more

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What can I do about coccyx pain?

What can I do about  coccyx pain?

Suggestions?: See a pain doc start with physical exam then diagnostic injection avoid and narcotics sit on donut cushion. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my coccyx pain?

Variable: Time. Doughnut seat usually helps if you have to sit for long periods. ...Read more

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Severe coccyx pain, what can I do?

Severe coccyx pain, what can I do?

Coccydynia.: This sounds like coccydynia, which is a pain in the tail bone which occurs after sitting on a hard surface for a long time or from falling onto your tail bone onto a hard surface. Can take a long time to heal up. You can try sitting on a "donut", that soft cushion with a hole in the middle that you find at the surgical supply stores. Anti inflammatories and heat may help. ...Read more

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What can be the main cause of coccyx pain?

Usually injury: Although there may be other potential causes for coccygeal pain, the most common cause is injury, even if you don't remember a specific injury. As an osteopathic doc who does a lot of pain treatment & manipulation, the vast majority of coccydinia is due to minor & major coccyx injuries. Even sitting wrong can injure it - fracture it or simply displace it. Manipulation &/or prolotherapy often help. ...Read more

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What can be done for severe coccyx pain ?

Coccyx pain: You should be evaluated by your doctor. Severe coccyx pain may be due to a number of reasons including injury, fracture, or a tumor. It would be advisable to see your doctor and be properly evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Elena Bravver
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Wheelchairs (Definition)

Wheelchairs are devices used for mobility by people who are temporarily or permanently ...Read more


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