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What helps with the pain from a tailbone injury?

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  • Ice your injured tailbone every 3 to 4 hours for 2 to 3 days or until pain goes away.
  • Take an over-the-counter pain reliever like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain.
  • Use a wedge-type cushion (from a medical supply store) so his weight is distributed forward.
  • Avoid constipation. Get plenty of fluids and fiber in your diet.

From: Tailbone Injury Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Kaiser Permanente: "Injury to the Tailbone (Coccyx)" and "Spinal Injury."

University of Buffalo Sports Medicine: "What is a Tailbone Injury?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)."

UpToDate.

Tailbone Injury Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Kaiser Permanente: "Injury to the Tailbone (Coccyx)" and "Spinal Injury."

University of Buffalo Sports Medicine: "What is a Tailbone Injury?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)."

UpToDate.

Tailbone Injury Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 15, 2018

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