Tailbone (Coccyx) Injury (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
If a patient has the signs and symptoms of a coccyx injury or unexplained discomfort in the coccyx area, contact the doctor. It may be necessary for the doctor to decide if the injury is traumatic or if the pain is caused by other, more serious problems.
Injuries to the region of the coccyx rarely require a visit to the emergency department. However, if the patient is unable to reach his or her physician,or has no physician, it is wise to visit the nearest hospital's emergency department.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014
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