Spinal Pain To The Coccyx After Falling In A Sitting Position?
Hello, yesterday I played iceskating and I’m still a beginner. Before playing I have warmed up a little. Then I fell and it was right in my spine. Until now it still feels painful to squat and walk. And when coughing feels so painful. What should I do? Is there a way that I can apply myself at home? thank you
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Muscle injury is a common thing and is unavoidable when we do daily activities, as well as physical activities and sports. Symptoms that are felt and the duration of healing in these conditions are greatly influenced by the severity of the injury you are experiencing. Normally, injuries that only affect the muscles and small blood vessels without damage to the structure will improve by themselves within a few days to 1 week. However, if it covers damage to other tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels, or bones, it can require certain treatment by a doctor.
Squatting, walking, and coughing can stimulate pain because these movements involve contracting the affected muscles, both directly and indirectly. Things you can do right now at home are:
Cold compresses on the affected area, but do not use too cold because it can cause injury to the skin
Rest the affected area, find a comfortable position to sit, or sleep, so that it can heal properly. Likewise, reduce movements that can stimulate pain.
Temporarily avoid physical activity or activities that are at risk of recurrence or trauma to the affected area.
If the pain that you feel is interfering with your activities or rest, you can take anti-pain medication that is sold freely in pharmacies (bearing the green logo) with the dosage and usage rules as stated on the package.
If after doing the things mentioned above but your symptoms are not improving, I suggest you to see yourself to a general practitioner or orthopedic doctor so that a more complete examination, such as radiological examination (x-ray, MRI, etc.) in order to better know the organs involved, and the handling needed.
You can also read other articles about muscle pain.
So, hopefully you can help.