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You are most likely having coccydynia
Coccydynia is a medical term meaning pain in the coccyx or tailbone area,
It happens most commonly due to injury to the tailbone area knowingly or unknowingly.
Sometimes the cause of this pain is never known.
Here is an image of a cushion that can be used to help with the pain when sitting down:
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For the pain and inflammation anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDS or pain-relieving drugs may be prescribed. These include medications like ibuprofen, naproxen.
Pain medicine specialists, by injecting a single local nerve block injection at the ganglion impar can give 100% relief of coccydynia when performed under fluoroscopic guidance.
So if your symptoms do not resolve with conventional therapy then you may require an injection in that area i.e. a nerve block.
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Thank you Dr.
My question is if I continue with pain killers or you think i have to make that injection?
Would you give me the medicine name that i can get it from counter and start treatment please?
Should I close the chat or what should I do?
You can continue taking ibuprofen or pain killers.
This usually settles in a two to four weeks.
You should buy the cushion that I showed you above in a picture.
and you should not sit on hard surfaces without a cushion.
for how many more days?
If your symptoms do not resolve in two to four weeks then you should consult a a pain medicine doctor.
So give it two to four weeks to heal up.
oh that is so painful
i cant go bathroom
hot towel compress could help too?
Yes hot towels should help.
You should try and keep your stool as soft as possible.
Take more fiber in the form of ispaghula husk or benefiber or metamucil with more fruits and vegetables.
ok thanks Dr.
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