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Is my tailbone pain from a fall? How to treat?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: It can be

Tailbone injuries can be extremely painful.
Fortunately, they rarely cause any permanent damage and rarely need any kind of intervention. Unfortunately, little can be done to speed up recovery or change its course. Treatment usually involves avoiding pain, using soft cushions or doughnuts, and resting.

In brief: It can be

Tailbone injuries can be extremely painful.
Fortunately, they rarely cause any permanent damage and rarely need any kind of intervention. Unfortunately, little can be done to speed up recovery or change its course. Treatment usually involves avoiding pain, using soft cushions or doughnuts, and resting.
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