Pain In The Tailbone After Falling In A Sitting Position?
Hi doc, about 6 months ago I slipped on the stairs and fell to the ground. From there my hips and tailbone hurt, I’ve been massaged but until now I still have pain in the waist, I also often have headaches and pain from the back of the head to the nape of the neck, does that have anything to do with falling down the stairs or me? it’s just paranoia and it’s normal, right, doctor?
It is difficult to get a definite picture of your condition without a medical examination in person, because the impact of falling in this sitting position is different. There are those that only cause muscle and skin pain, there are also those who experience a shift in the joints or bones, and some even experience fractures.
Muscle and skin pain is the most common condition that occurs when a person falls, whether or not there is an injury. This muscle and skin pain can usually persist for several days and is even accompanied by the painful muscle-skin surface becoming swollen or bruised. However, it is good that this condition without wounds will usually heal by itself, while conditions with open wounds should be treated with wounds so that the recovery process can be faster and prevent infection.
The second possibility is the occurrence of a shift in the joints or bones, the pain that occurs can last a long time as long as the displaced joints or bones are not returned to their original position. This happens because some of the muscles will be pulled apart from the pinching of blood vessels or pinched nerves may occur in this condition.
And the last is a situation where a fracture occurs, proper medical action is needed to treat this condition, be it by installing iron plates, wires, plasters, etc. to help the recovery process.
What Rarizkan experienced in the form of headaches and neck pain, it is not certain whether it was the result of a fall 6 months ago or not, although these complaints are much more likely to be caused by the following medical conditions:
Tension-type headache The position of the head and neck in an uncomfortable position for a long duration (awkard position), for example due to working with a computer for a long time but the seating position or monitor screen is very uncomfortable. Torticollis, Fibromyalgia, pinched nerves
Of course, a first study is needed to be able to ascertain the real cause of the complaints that Rarizkan is experiencing. Questions and answers sessions on health conditions, health checks will be very useful in planning the handling of the complaints that Rarizkan is experiencing. As a suggestion, Rarizkan can try some of the following tips so that the complaint does not get worse
When working or studying, position the bench, work desk, and the object being worked on (books, notes, computer, or a tool) in a comfortable position. 45 minutes so that the neck muscles are not too tense. If you are in spare time, try to lie down in a supine position. Don't get used to staying up late, and make sure you get enough sleep, which is 7-8 hours a day, don't overdo it because it can cause your body to relax. and my head hurts.
Hope it is useful