Users' questions

Can a broken tailbone cause coccyx pain?

Can a broken tailbone cause coccyx pain?

In most cases where the coccyx is injured, it will only be badly bruised. But in more severe injuries, it may be dislocated (out of place) or fractured (broken). You may get coccydynia if you regularly take part in sports such as cycling or rowing.

Why does my coccyx hurt as I get older?

As we grow older the small discs of cartilage (a tough, flexible tissue) that help hold the coccyx in place can wear down. The bones that make up the coccyx can also become more tightly fused together. This can place more stress on the coccyx, leading to pain.

When to seek medical attention for a coccyx fracture?

Anytime you injure your tailbone you should get x-rays just to make sure there is no break or fracture. One sign of coccyx fracture is pain when applying direct pressure to the tailbone. Other symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:

How long does a bruised or fractured coccyx take to heal?

How Long Does A Bruised Or Fractured Coccyx Take To Heal? A tailbone injury can take a considerable amount of time to fully heal, the time duration all depends on how severe the injury is. If your tailbone is fractured it could take 8 to 12 weeks to heal. If your tailbone is bruised it generally takes about 4 weeks to heal.

Does tailbone pain go away?

ANSWER: Tailbone pain can be very uncomfortable. Fortunately, in most cases, the pain goes away on its own within a few months. During that time, there are steps your mother can take to help lessen the pain. Tailbone pain, a condition called coccydynia , is usually dull achy pain in or around the tailbone.

What are some symptoms of coccyx cancer?

Symptoms include pain in the coccyx area (the lower back where the tailbone is located) when standing or sitting (especially on soft surfaces), which may be accompanied by severe pain when you move from sitting to standing. You may also experience pain after a bowel movement.

How long does a bruised tailbone heal?

A tailbone injury can take a considerable amount of time to fully heal, the time duration all depends on how severe the injury is. If your tailbone is fractured it could take 8 to 12 weeks to heal. If your tailbone is bruised it generally takes about 4 weeks to heal.

Why my tailbone hurts?

Coccydynia or tailbone pain is often caused by an injury. There are other causes of tailbone pain: Sciatica, infection, pilonidal cysts, fractured bone, bone spurs, pinched nerves, or injuries to the spine, local infections, and tumors or outgrowths.