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Comment from: Maggie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

Hello, I'm Mary. I'm so grateful for all of you that have posted on this subject. In my situation, I fell backwards from climbing on top of the counter to reach for something, lost my grip and hit the floor right on my tailbone. I waited a few minutes before I managed to get up because I was afraid I had broken my back. Throughout the week I had no pain, but while sitting on the carpet to color my toe nails, I experienced pain that has been lingering! What has helped to ease the pain is Tramadol tablets, 50 mg. I pray this is temporary. I pray y'all get some relieve or get well soon.

Comment from: too much pain, Female (Patient) Published: April 04

I fell, broke and slightly displaced my tailbone. Although the tailbone pain continues, my most dramatic and relentless pain is between my legs. It feels as if someone has kicked me between my legs. The pain is constant and relentless.

Comment from: christine, 55-64 (Patient) Published: February 06

I have pain in my coccyx when I sit or when I touch it. It's even more painful when I sneeze or cough. I don't remember hurting myself. The pain just seemed to appear. There has been no change over a period of 10 days.

Comment from: Brie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I fell down the stairs and now I can't even move.

Comment from: cheryl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 09

I do not know how I came to have a dislocated tailbone. Quite a few years ago I was hit by an 18-wheeler. I fractured my pelvis bone, and dislocated my right hip joint, and fractured my skull. Over the years I have walked with constant pain. I had 5th and 6th disc disease which resulted in the removal of the 5th vertebra with infusion. My pain has always been chronic as I age the pain gets worse in those areas of my body due to osteoarthritis.

Comment from: me, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

I was thrown from a horse 2 years ago. I landed on my tailbone. I haven't gone to the doctor because I don't think it matters whether it's bruised or broken. Still, in 2 years' time I'd expected it to heal either way and I doubt doctors can do much about it. Ice helps. I've accepted that it will probably never heal and I don't care to spend a lot of money to be told that, so I'll learn to live with it.

Comment from: maya, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I slipped walking across a wet grassy median that went downhill. I lost my footing, and my feet went up and I landed on my bottom really hard. This was 11 months ago, and depending on the changes in the weather, it's very painful getting up from sitting (and my job is a sitting job). It is worse when it rains or a storm is approaching. This is my second time hurting my tailbone. The 1st time (eight years ago), I don't know how it happened except for I had just started a new job where I had to bend and stoop a lot and move fast. I quit the next day. Ice packs, alternating with heat, and pain relievers help to ease the pain to some degree. I take Tramadol or ibuprofen and sometimes Flexeril for the pain.

Comment from: Shadow, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I have been having pain in the coccyx area for six months now. It is extremely painful to sit in any position and also going to the toilet. The pain is getting worse and I am now getting worried it might be something more serious. I cannot recollect any injury in this area.

Comment from: ponytail941us, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I weigh 250 pound at 5'8” tall. I was walking down an incline with a speaker when I slipped and fell flat on my behind. I felt a crack all the way up to my neck.

Comment from: Tgra, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 21

I fell onto rock, hitting my tailbone. It hurts to sit, bend over, cough, and when I'm sleeping I wake up with numbness on the right leg and extreme pain.


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