Fractured tailbone

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What is fractured tailbone?

A fractured tailbone (coccyx) is a break to the triangular bony structure located at the base of the spine. Usually the fracture is treated by minimizing sitting for long periods of time and management of the pain.

Common symptoms reported by people with fractured tailbone

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with fractured tailbone

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fractured tailbone (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with fractured tailbone, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with fractured tailbone

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fractured tailbone (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fractured tailbone (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Morning sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with fractured tailbone, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has fractured tailbone on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 6
30s 14
40s 26
50s 17
60s 16
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 16
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

94% Female
6% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 41
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from fractured tailbone patients who have completed their condition history
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