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Broken or bruised coccyx?

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mais Tue 05-Jul-11 21:33:32

Has anyone any experience of this? I have had awful trouble sitting down especially on hard surfaces for almost a month sad I've been hoping that it will go away by itself but its not happening. Am due to see a chiropractor tomorrow to see will it be of any help. Have no idea what happened, I don't remember injuring it at all.

Will have to invest in a ring cushion I think.

fadingfast Tue 05-Jul-11 22:34:08

Hi. This has happened to me twice - once when a sunbed collapsed beneath me blush. Hurt a lot and had to sit on a cushion for a couple of weeks, but it just gradually got better of its own accord. Second time was when I had a ventouse delivery with DC1 - coxcyx got badly bruised. I was referred to the women's physio dept at the hospital and they did some sort of ultrasound or something on the bone. TBH I can't really remember what it was - some sort of pulsed light treatment. I'm not sure whether it helped but it did get better over time. The other treatment I was offered involved digital manipulation of the bone which would mean the physio sticking her finger up my back passage. I said no to that one!

TuesdayMummy Tue 05-Jul-11 22:41:01

I injured mine falling off a horse (stupid thing to do since I'm not a horsey person but thought it might be a romantic little escapade on honeymoon - humph!)
Anyway, doc said it was deep tissue bruising, possible fracture, maybe even chipped the end off but there was nothing that they could do other than prescribe ibuprofen, so I left it at that.
Three years down the line I'm 7 months pregnant and my coccyx is f*****g agony. So my advice is get it looked at and get some treatment!

mais Tue 05-Jul-11 22:59:30

Fadingfast "digital manipulation of the bone" that's the bit I'm worried about blush everything I've read has said that the finger and glove would be needed to investigate cause. I really really really (have I said it enough!) am not brave enough for that.
The light treatment sounds doable though.

TuesdayMummy I cannot bear to think that there could be another thing to make pregnancy worse. DD is 6 and I had hyperemisis, high blood pressure and sciatica with her, I do not need to add to this list in the future, so will have to get it sorted so.

I know all doctors differ, but did your diagnosis (plural?) not involve the finger and glove technique? blush blush or maybe because you both knew why it had happened they did not need to investigate too much.

needanewname Tue 05-Jul-11 23:03:42

I fell down 2 steps and badly hurt my coccyx.

Was in pain for a few weeks and sitting down was agony. I got a cushion specifically for this, its a wedge with a gap where your coccyx goes, it did help relieve but I was lucky it got better by itself so not badly damaged.

Go see the doctor, a bit of embarrassment will be worth it if they can stop the pain - honest!

mais Wed 06-Jul-11 20:10:22

I can sit on a chair grin grin grin
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the lovely chiropractor who fixed me today.
I was sceptical going, but it was a stepping stone before going to the doctor, as I know her and thought it would give me confidence before going to the doctor, but it has worked!!!
Now I'm not going to sit down for long, just in case, but I can sit on a chair!! grin
I am sitting on a chair now! I keep getting up though to check that it won't be sore.

needanewname Wed 06-Jul-11 20:30:31

Yay. I completely know what you mean. Glad you feel better

mais Wed 06-Jul-11 20:49:54

Thank you newname, I just hope it lasts.

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