Sacrococcygeal Injury Overview
What is a sacrococcygeal injury?
A person with sacrococcygeal injury has a sprain, bruise, or fracture of the sacrum or coccyx. The sacrum is the part of the backbone that connects to the pelvis. The coccyx is the tailbone, which is connected to the bottom of the sacrum. The most common type of sacrococcygeal injury is a bruise. The most common causes of sacrococcygeal injury include falls and sports injuries.
What are the symptoms of a sacrococcygeal injury?
Symptoms of sacrococcygeal injury include back pain or buttock pain. Additional symptoms may include bruising, swelling, or tenderness above the buttocks.
How does the doctor treat a sacrococcygeal injury?
Treatment for sacrococcygeal injury may include rest, a donut pillow, narcotic pain medications, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Surgery may be required for severe sacrococcygeal injuries.
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