Sacrum Injury Treatment
Treatment for sacrococcygeal injury usually includes rest, a donut pillow, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Surgery may be required for severe sacrococcygeal injuries.
Treatment options for sacrococcygeal injury include:
- Avoid pressure on the sacrum and coccyx:
- Coccyx cushion
- Donut pillow
- Cold compresses:
- Apply for 20 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times per day
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Narcotic pain medication:
- For moderate to severe pain
- For short term use only
- High fiber diet:
- Reduces straining and pain during a bowel movement
- Surgery for sacral fractures:
- For severe injuries
Sacrum Injury Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of sacrococcygeal injury.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Will I need surgery?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- Will I need physical therapy?
- Will I need occupational therapy?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having a sacrococcygeal injury again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Sacrum Injury Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat sacrococcygeal injuries:
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