Injuries and fractures to the tailbone are relatively common and can occur for a number of reasons. Also known as the coccyx, a broken tailbone can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. Sometimes, your injuries may just extend to bruising of the tailbone but in other cases you could actually have a dislocated coccyx or broken tailbone. This type of injury is more prevalent in women due to their tailbone being more exposed as a result of having a broader pelvic area. However, they can also occur in men.
What are the signs of a broken tailbone?
When it comes to broken tailbone symptoms, there are a number of signs that you can look out for. Of course, you need to remember that it could be bruising that you have sustained but it is best to err on the side of caution because tailbone injuries can take a fair amount of time to heal properly. You may also need tailbone pain treatment, as it can cause a lot of discomfort.
Some of the signs that may indicate a break in the tailbone include:
- Pain and tenderness
- More pain when you touch the area or sit for long periods
- Pain when straining or going to the toilet
- Pain during intercourse in some females
What causes the tailbone to break?
There are a number of different things that can cause this type of injury. For instance, if you fall onto the coccyx on a surface that is hard it can cause injuries. Direct blows to the area can also cause injuries, which is what often happens in contact sporting events. If there is repetitious strain and friction against the tailbone this can also result in injury. It can occur in women during childbirth and in some cases, the cause of the problem may not even be known. If you experience the symptoms of a break, it is important to get the injury checked out. You may even be able to access free treatment for your tailbone break such as physiotherapy and tailbone injury exercises. You can contact us today to find out more about this service and how we can help.
What is the healing time for a tailbone break?
Like most breaks, the time it takes for the tailbone to heal can depend on the extent of the injury as well as on your lifestyle. You need to make sure you do not put more strain on the area in order to speed up the process. If your tailbone is bruised it can take up to four weeks for it to heal. However, if it is broken and you require broken tailbone surgery it could take up to three months. Making sure you get the right treatment is vital to help speed up recovery. You can contact us today to find out about the free treatment that we may be able to offer in order to speed up the healing process.
What free private treatment do I qualify for?
If you have broken your coccyx, you may be able to qualify for free treatment no matter where you live in the UK. This includes services such as free physiotherapy to help strengthen the area and restore proper mobility. This type of treatment can play an important part in the overall healing process and can get you back on your feet more quickly.
Contact us to see if you qualify for free broken tailbone treatment
There are many people who may be eligible for free broken tailbone treatment but they do not realize this. Wherever your location within the UK, we may be able to arrange free treatment so that you can heal more quickly. Contact one of our team today to find out further information and to check whether you are eligible.