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49 yrs old female has developed sudden tailbone pain. What to do ?

Am anasuya F49 2children aged 23 and 16.Have developed sudden tailbone pain (maybe after a bumpy bus ride.) for the last 7 days. Pain while sitting,bending down.On Voveron 100mgSR (1 daily) for 1 week.Some relief.Xrays show coccygeal vertebra anteriorly deviated, fracture at lower end of sacrum and 1st vertebra. What to do ?
Fri, 20 May 2011
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Hi Rana Mukherhjee

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Tail bone fracture happens due to a bumpy ride like you had .The treatment depends on severity of symptoms and so if pain relief medications dont suffice , surgery can be opted.A higher dosage or a combination of various analgesics may be needed in your situation.I advise you to see your Orthopedician and explain him the persisting symptoms and discuss the option s like injection of a steroid o lignocaine at the sacrum and surgery.

Please avoid stress on your tailbone by not sitting continuously and by using a cushion.Please take soft diet to avoid constipation which can happen secondary to pain.

Take care.
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