What is tailbone injury? Tailbone is also known as coccyx. Coccyx is a small bone at the bottom of the spine. Ordinary coccyx injuries when falling on hard surfaces, such as slippery floors or stairs. Pain is usually caused by bone bruising or stretching of the ligament. Cracking of the coccyx is rare and they heal well, so X-rays are not needed for this injury. Dislocation of the fractured coccyx is very rare, but this condition needs to be corrected by a doctor.
Signs and symptoms include: Bruising at the bottom of the spine and Pain when sitting or if there is pressure on the coccyx
Tailbone Injury Treatments
How to treat tailbone injury? What should I do at home for tailbone injury? According to our tailbone injury specialist clinic, bruising of the coccyx will usually hurt for 3 to 4 weeks.
Medications for tailbone injury include pain relieve and anti-inflammatory medication. Having tailbone injury may cause pain when sitting. Putting a pillow on a chair before sitting can reduce pressure. Warm pillows can also help.
Do you need to see doctor for tailbone injury?
According to our tailbone injury specialist clinic, it will be ideal to see a doctor to exclude possibility of fracture and injury to spinal cord. If you can’t move after tailbone injury and in a severe pain, see doctor immediately. Call us at 64762106 or SMS 84998384 for an appointment.