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Spinal injury due to fall, numbness, bump on coccyx, difficulty climbing stairs. Medical attention needed?

I fell with a thud ice skating this afternoon and landed on the base of the spine . I couldnt move for a few minutes and needed feeling to come back.The pain is worsening I find stairs and steps difficult and I am even uncomfy lying on my side in bed. It difficult to move from sitting to standing and vice versa. Do I need a doctor for a bump to the coccyx?
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Since you are having severe pain, limiting your basic movements also, it is better to consult a doctor for evaluation.

We mainly need to exclude any fracture of coccyx or any other lumbar vertebra.

Till you see a doctor, for pain relief, you could take diclofenac or ibuprofen tablets.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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