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#1 summer

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:43 PM

About a week and a half ago I slipped on my kitchen floor and landed on my side and bottom :blink: , I was a little sore on my side and my tailbone. A few days later all the soreness was gone and I forgot about the whole thing.

Well yesterday, I woke up to an excruciating sore tailbone :( , it hurts to sit down and even to walk at times. It feels like their is a big lump (swollen) around that area, even though I can't feel it to touch.

Has anyone had anything similar happen to them in the past?, I'm wondering how long this soreness will last. I don't want to go to my G.P as all he will say is to take painkillers.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:51 PM

Dear Celia:

If I were you, I will go see my doctor. It is not normal to have the pain returned. Maybe they will not be able to do anything other thatn to send pain killers, but I least you will know if there is anything wrong with your tail bone.
Keep us posted and have a good day

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:26 PM

I agree with Ani go see the doctor. That doesn't sound good. So please keep us informed. Sam
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 07:40 PM

Have you tried the painkillers yet, if they help at all? Cause if you have you can say to your general practitioner that you have allready tried. Emmi

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 09:21 PM

When I was young I slipped off the edge of my seat when I got up to cheer at a football game. The seats were concrete steps and I hit my tailbone directly when I fell to the floor. The doctor said my coccyx was bruised and said there was really nothing to do for it and it would heal eventually. It did. For the first few days I had to eat standing up, but I soon found ways to sit comfortably and got on with my life. Ten years later, I slipped down a flight of highly polished wooden stairs in stockinged feet (two kittens were at my ankles asking for breakfast). Again, I bruised my coccyx and had bruises all up my back where the vertebrae hit the stairs. This time I earned a neck collar so I hardly remember the tailbone pain. This took a little longer to recover from - about a week I'd say, but more from the neck.
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:27 PM

Thanks everyone for replying, If I am no better in a weeks time I will go and see my G.P.

Strangely enough Jefa, I had only just put on a new pair of Pantyhose and as soon as my feet hit the tiled kitchen floor it was like slipping on oil.

Take care
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:52 PM

Hi Celia,

I did in my tailbone falling on ice skates when I was young. I remember not being able to sit at all for quite awhile. But because of it's location, my doctor said there was nothing that could be done about it except wait for it to heal.

Apparently it didn't heal quite right, because every time I do the splits, it makes a very loud cracking sound, even though it doesn't hurt anymore. The noise is so significant that our cheerleading coach in high school explained that I could not be on the team only because it sounded like my bones were literally breaking when I did the splits.

I've long since given up doing the splits in air or on land, and only occasionally does my tailbone hurt when it is caught at an angle when sitting.

However, that was decades ago, it could have been a different injury than yours, none of us are doctors, most of us have not even taken a first aid course, and that's not to say this is what is wrong with you! So please consult your medical team today and see if there is anything they can do.

If you think it may not require a visit, just call their office and ask to speak to a nurse, who can advise you on the urgency or importance of being checked.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 05:26 AM

Hi Celia, I would see a dr and possibly have an x ray. I injured the base of my spine when I slipped on a marble staircase when I was in my twenties. I was very bruised and sore at the time , but as I was backpacking round Europe at the time (the satircase was at Versailles nr Paris) I didn't do any thing about it. Later I started having back problems , got referred to Ortho who did scan which showed that I had a fracture in the spine - so you should get checked out.
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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:37 AM

Hi Celia and Everyone,

Bruising OR cracking the tailbone is painful... I've had the misfortune of both. Padded chair seats and/or donuts (those you can get to sit on... OR eat, which just might "help" with the pain :rolleyes: )!

It hurt bad enough when I was in better health... I'm sure it REALLY hurt when you fell. I sure hope you can find a way to alleviate the pain.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 04:49 AM

Hi Celia, It sounds like you had a nasty spill. Please let us know how your general practitioner apt goes....I wonder if an x-ray would help get you the appropriate care for that kind of pain?
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 05:36 AM

Hi Celia,

How are you doing now? I fell when I was about 10 years old. I was on concrete and landed right on my tailbone and broke it. I am 48 years old now and I still have problems with it. I know this isn't something you want to hear, but falls like that are some of the incidents that give people a "bad back". I truly hope that isn't the case for you!
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 03:21 PM

Just be careful that the large lump is not a cyst. My son had a large lump on the tail bone area that developed into quite an infection that burst with an unmentionable content :o :o . He had to be on antibiotics for a dosage period, but all turned out well.

If it repeats itself, doctors generally recommend surgery.

Hope all turns out well.
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 06:06 PM

Here's to a quick recovery for you! Ouch!

I over did it one day in the yard and my lower,l ower back hurts like the dickens right now too.

Sit on ice! It's helping my pain - if only to numb it temporarily! And it will help take down the inflammation.

Gentle hugs to you,
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Shelley in your reply you first mentioned "...every time I DO the splits..." Man I was really impressed there for a mintute!! :lol:

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:11 PM

Thanks everyone for replying to my post, just a quick update, I think I have only bruised my tailbone. It is still sore/bruised but it is getting better slowly, the lump that I could feel has now gone :) .

Have a good day
Celia

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:30 AM

Celia, I'm glad to hear that you are doing better. Those tailbone injuries hurt like the dickens. No more falls. Stay upright. Sheryl
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