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What causes tailbone inflammation? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Dec-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:Hi
User:I have a tail bone inflation for a very long time
Doctor:OK
User:It has become very severe over last one week
User:And today I am even having difficulty even airting
Doctor:OK
User:Sitting
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Since when are you suffering with this?
User:I had shown an orthopedic 6 months bacj
Doctor:OK
User:He gave med which had reduced it but never went completely
Doctor:OK
User:I need some med
Doctor:OK
Doctor:May I know the medication the orthopedician prescribed you.
User:I am travelling out of XXXXXXX and hence need some advise
User:That's long back don't remener
Doctor:OK
Doctor:As you have been suffering with this since long time, the treatment usually for this would be steroidal preparations.
Doctor:As this is the tail bone the blood supply to it is limited and healing takes a long time.
Doctor:Along with steroidal course you need to take analgesics and to avoid any pressure over the tail bone.
Doctor:You can use round tube like cushion to avoid any pressure over the tail bone along with sitz bath where you can sit a tub of warm water with salt.
Doctor:Avoid prolonged sitting till the pain completely is resolved.
Doctor:You can take analgesics like Ibuprofen or paracetamol for pain.
Doctor:If you have too much trouble and it is not able to heal by medical management then you can go for surgical removal of the tail bone.
Doctor:known as coccygectomy
User:How much of ibuprofen and frequncy
Doctor:you can Ibuprofen three times a day after food. This is only analgesic which will reduce your pain.
User:For how many days
Doctor:You can take it till your trip outside XXXXXXX is done not more than 5 days.
Doctor:Once back you need to see an orthopedician again for further managment.
User:Thanks
Doctor:Do you have anymore queries for me to help you with?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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