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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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