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Discomfort on sitting directly on the butt, pain on lying down post fall on the buttock, X-ray showed broken wrist. Suggestion?

I slipped and fell on my buttock. I felt instant pain to my butt and low back and hand . The ER said nothing was broken but to follow up with Dr. The Dr looked at the xrays and showed me where my wrist is broken but said he doesn t care for tailbone or back injuries. my wrist has been in a cast now for 8 weeks, I have no feeling in my whole hand about half way up my arm . It feels like it s asleep. I can t sit directly on my butt, I can t sit on either side of it for more than a minute before the pain is so unbearable that I have to get up. It hurts to lay down, I just can t get comfortable for very long at a time. I m losing sleep and it is really starting to get to me. what could be wrong?
Asked On : Thu, 26 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
I think your treatment is not going the way it should be. I would like to see your both X rays. If possible.
You need to remove cast as most fracture healed by this time. And as you are saying that your hand is numb then it is dangerous to keep cast. May be it is pinching some nerve .
for your tail bone fracture i have following advices.
1. Sit on soft surface and not hard, avoid prolong sitting. If you have to sit for long take a ring like cushion so tail bone remain pressure free.
2. Sit in a tub filled with gentle warm water daily.
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