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Sir, i fallen from around 3-4steps top.X-ray revealed that there is coccyx dislocation&and I have pain.What treatments are for it?

Sir, i fallen from around 3-4steps top.X-ray revealed that there is coccyx dislocation&and I have pain.What treatments are for it?

medical treatment: The pain from coccyx injuries or dislocation is generally managed by medical controls such as cold compresses in the immediate days after along with pain medications. It is also important to not sit for long periods or use a "donut" pillow or cushion to take pressure off the area. Talk with your doctor about the right type of pain medication to prevent inflammation. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...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


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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?

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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I have pain in my coccyx area whenever I sit down. Been to doctors and they won't X-ray me. Worried incase it's cancer or tumour?

I have pain in my coccyx area whenever I sit down. Been to doctors and they won't X-ray me. Worried incase it's cancer or tumour?

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 may help. ...Read more

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My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray ?

My grandson fell backwards and hit the lower back part of his head and it swelled into bump right away, should we take him for an X-ray ?

Head: X-ray not necessarily, being evaluated for it yes. Common area to swell up and more than likely should be ok, but let a medical professional evaluate it and determine next step. Likely observation will be the right approach unless develops any vomiting, major change in behavior, etc. ...Read more

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I injured my lower back pushing a car out of snow. I had a back x-ray, is showed mild osteophytosis in the thoracolumbar spine, what does that mean?

I injured my lower back pushing a car out of snow. I had a back x-ray, is showed mild osteophytosis in the thoracolumbar spine, what does that mean?

Osteophytosis?: The term means you have multiple bone spurs along the spine segment you had xrayed. Alone, osteophytes are not particularly worrisome. They document wear ; tear on your back which should be no surprise if you are pushing cars and are 67. If you have local back pain you probably more likely have a muscular injury from exertion. If pain radiates into legs, MRI would be more helpful. ...Read more

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X-Ray showed nothing. But have lower back with pain going into legs at times. Was thrown onto floor and assaulted in 2002. Pain comes and goes?

X-Ray showed nothing. But have lower back with pain going into legs at times. Was thrown onto floor and assaulted in 2002. Pain comes and goes?

May need MRI. : X-ray does not adequately show herniated, protruded or bulging disks. With pain radiating down leg, this may be a possibility. Discuss MRI or a referral to specialist with your pcp, to see if it is presently warranted. If symptoms not severe you would probably not be a surgical candidate, but only be treated medically at the present time. ...Read more

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Had an X-ray due to lower back pain in the morning when i wake up. Result is "mild levoscoliosis likely positional". What does it mean? Thank you.

Had an X-ray due to lower back pain in the morning when i wake up. Result is "mild levoscoliosis likely positional". What does it mean? Thank you.

A curvature of the..: ....Spine, by postural it means the positioning on the x-ray table. Only standing films r used 2 evaluate for scoliosis. Even if u have a mild scoli, they don't progress after growth stops. I would not worry about that reading. Note the image on the right the sacrum is rotated/ so this would b a positional scoli. It is rotated/tilted causing a positional curve. ...Read more

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