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Fell off horse on the back. Painful, discomfort while walking, lifting, sitting. Reason?

Hi, I fell of my horse 12 days ago on my back. I had a little bruise in the coccyx area, and I am still in pain. I have trouble walking fast, going up stairs, carrying heavy things. Sitting is not too bad it feels like pressure only. I can t seem to find a painful area when touching my tailbone area. So not sure if it is tail bone, or sacrum or...? What do you think it is and can I keep riding or not?
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture coccyx.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid sitting on hard surface and rest well.

Wishing you good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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