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Injured tailbone after a fall. Severe bruising and pain. Numbness and tingling in the arms while writing. Nerve damage?

One week ago I fell and injured tailbone. Severe bruising and pain. Pain is a little better but I am now getting numbness and tingling in my arms with various activities, like writing or typing. Worse on right arm (I am right handed). Is this a normal part of the healing process? Or, is pressure on a nerve developing? Do I need medical care or just give it time to heal. Thanks!
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for approaching HCM. Let me make it very clear that your injury to the tail bone and the symptoms you are getting in your arms are no way related as both are different entities. Your radicular pains (tingling & numbness) in the arms indicate that you have some problem in your cervical spine (possibly a herniated disc causing pressure over the nerve). So these symptoms are definitely abnormal. Dont panic. Just get an MRI scan of your cervical spine which shows up all your problems in the spine. Take an orthosurgeons consultation and follow his advise. Regards
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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