How to care for a tailbone injury 6 week old injury, still very painful. How do I know if I broke it?

Xray or bone scan. Broken tailbone (coccyx) is usually diagnosed with a x-ray but may require a bone scan or MRI to conform it. A rectal exam confirms it clinically .Sitting down can be quite pain and can require you to sit on doughnut like cushion to take the weight off of it. Stool softeners are necessary so that bowel movements are softer and easier on the tailbone.