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What Causes Pain In Tailbone After An Injury?

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Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2014
Question: I fell down some steps and landed on my tailbone. I have sever pain from tailbone especially when I sit. I also have shingles on my head. I need some pain medicine for relief
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. From description it seems to be soft tissue injury over tailbone. You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury. Do icing over affected area. You can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid sitting over hard surface and rest well. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care
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What Causes Pain In Tailbone After An Injury?

Brief Answer: Take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. From description it seems to be soft tissue injury over tailbone. You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury. Do icing over affected area. You can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid sitting over hard surface and rest well. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care