Tail bone injury is a common thing inthe world of extreme sports such as skating. Women are also morelikely to hurt their tail bone due to a different, more bulky pelvisstructure.
Tail bone is injured by falling ontoour bottom parts, during sports or similar activities. Older peopleare more likely to break it since it is more sensitive. Sometimes,newborns hurt their tail bone while being delivered. Bad nutritiononly adds to the fragility of bones.
The most certain sign of this type ofinjury is pain in the injured area. Inability to sit straight, painduring bowel movement, uncomfortable feeling while walking are allpart of the symptoms of a broken tail bone. After doctor'sexamination which involves touching the injured spot rectally, he orshe can give diagnosis and prescribe the best therapy.
The best way of healing is to avoidusing or touching the injured part so as to ensure its safe healing.Patients are advised to be still most of the time and to sit or lieon other parts of their body avoiding the tail bone. If misplacedafter the incident, doctors do not move it but rather leave it forthe body muscles to put it back during the healing process unless thepatient's persistent pain forces them to surgery.
The best therapy during healing isrelieving the pain. To ease the bowel movement pain, patients areadvised to take care about their nutrition and eat as much fiber richfood and fruit as they can to soften the stool and reduce thepressure on the broken bone. As for sitting, patients should avoidsitting on the bone itself but rather transfer their weight from onebuttock to the other avoiding the exposure of the injured bone.Special types of seats or cushions providing such sitting are greatlyhelpful. Seats or chairs where injured person can sit on with enoughback space to leave the bone untouched are a very good choice.
If all fails and the pain prevails,tail bone removal surgery is a must although it does not alwaysguarantee the solution.
To prevent pain from this kind of injury, oneshould incorporate calcium and vitamin rich elements into nutrition.Also, it is very important to take great care while doing sports andexercise to strengthen the muscles protecting this bone preventingand reducing the danger of hurting it at any given time.