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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)

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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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Had trauma to coccyx 8 yrs ago xray was normal. Recently the pain is getting worse after galloping during riding. Would i have to quit riding?

Had trauma to coccyx 8 yrs ago xray was normal. Recently the pain is getting worse after galloping during riding. Would i have to quit riding?

Not necessarily: A plain X-ray does not rule out an underlying fracture particularly in the acute setting. Perhaps you sustained a stress fracture which never completely healed (from repetitive trauma/continued riding). Were you having pain between initial trauma and present time? Bone scan or MRI imaging of the area may be helpful to better evaluate. ...Read more

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Would a sacral or coccyx chordoma show up on plain xray?

Would a sacral or coccyx chordoma show up on plain xray?

They can: Yes, depending on the soft-tissue density, some chordomas create a shadowing effect and would indicate that a more eloborate imaging study is necessary. ...Read more

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Sporadic sharp pain on coccyx. Dr thot nerve damage. Xray found free floatin coccyx. Specialist reviewed. suggests mri-erosion is rare for age. Worry?

Sporadic sharp pain on coccyx. Dr thot nerve damage. Xray found free floatin coccyx. Specialist reviewed. suggests mri-erosion is rare for age. Worry?

Coccyx pain: Without the films, these are my thoughts: it is more likely you hurt the coccyx once, and that it did not heal. The coccyx (or tail bone) is very tender, and can commonly be a source of injury or pain. There's no need to worry though, and the mri would probably clear up whatever is happening back there, so you won't have to think about it. Above all, don't worry. Does anything help it? ...Read more

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My 15 yr old daughter has been in coccyx pain for 6 mos. She had an xray, pt, nsaids and uses a donut pillow all the time. What is next? Spine doc?

Yes: If pain has persisted for six months then further work up is needed to make a diagnosis. A spine doc or orthopaedic surgeon could examine and order any necessary test(s). It may possibly be an intrapelvic problem and not the coccyx itself. ...Read more

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