Immediate Treatment Plans for Tailbone Injuries
What is a Tailbone or Coccyx Injury, Fracture, or Bruise?
Fairfield, California, is the home to Dr. Michael Wilson, a board-certified chiropractor at the Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident and Pain Clinic at 1252 Travis Blvd. Suite G, Fairfield, CA 94533 and surrounding areas. The doctor frequently sees and treats tailbone injuries in addition to various services.
The tailbone forms the lower end of your spine and comprises three to five small fused-together vertebrae. The last vertebrae end at a point. So, when you sit down, you naturally sit on the furthermost point of the tailbone, which curves inward.
Now you can imagine why a tailbone injury/fracture/bruise causes much pain, especially when you sit down on the injured vertebrae.
What Causes a Tailbone Injury?
- Auto/sports accidents
- Full fracture
- Sitting down too hard
- Obesity (causes increased pressure on the tailbone)
You may not even know how your tailbone injury happened.
What are the Symptoms of a Tailbone Injury?
Pain can radiate across the lower back and down the legs, but it is unlikely. This type of injury remains localized to one area, your lower mid-back, symptoms,
- Standing or sitting for long periods
- Leaning back while sitting
- Sexual intercourse
- Urination and bowel movements
How Does the Doctor Diagnose a Tailbone Injury?
Doctor Wilson at Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident and Pain Clinic, 1252 Travis Blvd. Suite G, Fairfield, CA 94533, may examine the area by feeling the soft tissue around the coccyx and your lower spine. The doctor must determine if you have a tailbone injury or other issues, such as a tumor or pelvic muscle spasms.
The doctor may attempt to test the mobility of the tailbone to find out if it is too flexible. Standing and sitting X-rays tell how much flexibility the coccyx bone has and if it is fractured or bruised.
Treatment for a Tailbone Injury?
Treatment is the same for a fracture or a bruise. The doctor may order,
- Manipulation and Adjustments
- Massage Therapy (eight options)
- Electrical Stimulation Therapy (three types)
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Ice pack Cryotherapy
- Lifestyle Advice
- Nutritional Counseling
- Spinal Decompression
- Spinal and Postural Screenings
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Fractured Tailbone at least 12 weeks, depending on age and injury
- Bruised Tailbone for at least four weeks
Immediate Tailbone Pain Relief
Never suffer for more than a few days from tailbone pain. Unfortunately, we cannot help you until you call Dr. Wilson, a licensed, leading, seasoned, and skilled chiropractic doctor in Fairfield, CA, at 707-426-1111.
Make your appointment at Kosak Chiropractic Auto Accident and Pain Clinic, 1252 Travis Blvd. Suite G, Fairfield, CA 94533, to relieve your tailbone injury. We accept most insurance companies.