More home treatment for a tailbone (coccyx) injury
sitz bath for 20 minutes, 3 to 4 times per day after
the first 48 to 72 hours, can be soothing to the tailbone area. Sitting in a
hot tub or warm bath may also feel good, as long as you are not sitting
directly on your tailbone.
Do not sit on hard, unpadded
Sit on a C-shaped pillow with the open space under your tailbone to take pressure off the
Aspirin (also a nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drug), such as Bayer or Bufferin
Talk to your child's doctor before switching back and
forth between doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. When you switch between two
medicines, there is a chance your child will get too much medicine.
Be sure to follow these
safety tips when you use a nonprescription medicine:
Carefully read and follow all directions
on the medicine bottle and box.
Back pain often gets better when you gradually increase
your physical activity. Try to get back to your normal routines and activities
as soon as possible. Resting and not doing anything may actually increase back
pain or make it last longer.