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  1. #1
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    Feb. 22, 2012

    Default Tailbone injury/sensitive-graphic warning

    I injured my tailbone about six weeks ago. My horse was trying to get out of a boggy spot and bucked his way out of it. End result is that my tailbone is really sore at the base, and it feels worse when I ride my horse or bike.
    My chiro saw it today and worked on it. He feels if it still hurts I should get an x-ray. One of the "fixes" if it is pushed to the side is the go into the rectum and "push"it back out . He does not offer this ,ahem "service" but has heard it can work. Anyone have this problem, and if so, did you try this method??

  2. #2
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    Jun. 22, 2007
    SE CT


    My sister, some years ago, fell on some ice, and cracked her coccyx-I think that is the proper term for your tailbone. It was achy and VERY sore for weeks-like 12 weeks!!, she had to sit on a donut type pillow, take lots of anti-inflammatories,etc., etc. It was diagnosed by x ray.

    I would recommend an xray. A "internal rectal push" or whatever your chiro man is describing won't help you if you have a cracked tailbone-in fact, I think it would be mighty uncomfortable, and possibly even incredibly painful...I would get thee to a Dr. Good luck to you, hope you are better soon.

  3. #3
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    Mar. 8, 2004
    Baltimore, MD


    My PT guy says he has only gotten patients to ok that treatment twice. I was NOT one of them. He manipulated it from the outside and it hurt like childbirth level of pain. I mean screaming, sweating etc. I don't know if it would hurt more or less from the inside and I don't want to find out. You should have xrays and probably an MRI before you make any decisions.

  4. #4
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    Jan. 28, 2003
    Hollywood, but not the one where they have the Oscars!


    Have heard of it, no way would I authorize it without at least an x-ray. I cracked mine in a fall many years ago, and I sat on a donut pillow for a very long time!
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"

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  5. #5
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    Nov. 3, 2006


    I have not had it done. My previous osteopath did tell me that there are numerous internal manipulations. Get the radiograph first. If there's no fracture, then internal manipulation might be a good option.

  6. #6
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    Apr. 9, 2012
    NYC=center of the universe


    I'm just pretty grateful my coccyx was just super sore for a couple months and didn't need THAT type of therapy! Ouch!!

    It's very much time for an xray.
    Born under a rock and owned by beasts!

  7. #7
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    Apr. 28, 2009
    Alberta's bread basket


    Yes, an x-ray is indeed in order. Manipulation of any sort is a no-no if there is a fracture.

    Practice! Patience! Persistence!

  8. #8
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    Apr. 26, 2009
    Stroudsburg, PA


    I had to have my tailbone manipulated, I used my massage therapist who read up a whole bunch on the treatment. We kept it to external which seemed to do the trick for me but prior to that I had an mri and xray to make sure it wasn't broken before treatment. Personally I didn't think the manipulation was that bad, there was definitely an initial moment of (OW!) but once passed that it was such a relief. Good luck!
    The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe.

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