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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
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)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (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)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Stress Vitamin B)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rolling Walker)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fractured tailbone (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)

(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)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
paranoia slowed thinking
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (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)

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

(Stress Vitamin B)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rolling Walker)
Perceived effectiveness
for fractured tailbone (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fractured tailbone (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 8
30s 12
40s 31
50s 18
60s 19
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

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 85

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 45
Not Diagnosed 2

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