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Injured coccyx and told I suffered coccydynia but somebody…

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injured coccyx and told I suffered coccydynia but somebody thinks it is just a soft tissue injury. But the bottom coccyx bone slipped 6 mm. Do not know what it means.
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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago
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Hello -

Was this seen on a xray, or CT scan?

Do you have terrible pain (in your buttock area) when you sit down, which is better when you stand up?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I can not sit without an excruciating pain
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I can not sit.
Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago

Ok.

Coccydynia is pain from injury to the "tailbone" -- the coccyx.

It is very painful, and people find different positions (rather than sitting) to try and help avoid the pain -- and if they sit, try to sit on a "donut" type pillow, with a cutout in the middle, which can help to prevent direct pressure on the area of injury.

However, most people will have gradual improvement in their pain. Unfortunately, when I say gradual -- I mean about 2-3 months or so.

Some people will get injections in that area to help with the inflammation, and that can be performed by pain management doctors.

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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago

But in general, this is an injury that will take time to heal, so the goal is to try and stay as comfortable as possible over the next several weeks.

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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago

Pillow for coccydynia

Best of luck.

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