The Tailbone Hurts After Falling 3 Days Ago?
Good afternoon, my mother is 69 years old, 3 days ago my mother fell on her own even though she did not feel dizzy, only her body seemed unbalanced. His tailbone hurt from hitting a rock when he fell. Already taking supertetra medicine to relieve the pain but there is no effect. So, what medicine can reduce my mother’s tailbone pain? R nThank you for your attention.
Pain in the coccyx can occur after a fall, especially falling in a sitting position. This pain can be caused by problems with the bones, muscles or nerves. If it involves nerve involvement, complications that can occur are impaired function of urinary tract, bowel movements, and sexual disorders. There can also be loss of sensation or numbness, and weakness in the legs, thighs and buttocks.
For the treatment of pain in the coccyx, you should check with your mother to a doctor because it is necessary to know which part is experiencing interference with this complaint, so that the management of the pain can be more specific. The doctor will further explore your mother's complaints and will perform a spinal examination and will also perform a nerve function examination. If necessary, the doctor will perform supporting examinations such as x-rays, CT scans, or MRI. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your mother's complaints according to the underlying conditions.
To deal with pain, there are several tips that can be done, namely:
Lean forward when sitting to relieve pressure on the coccyx area. Sit on a donut-shaped pillow (hollow in the middle). Warm compresses on the painful area without swelling. If the area is swollen, apply a cold compress. You can take over-the-counter drugs such as paracetamol to reduce your pain. Based on your age, your mother has entered an advanced age, so it is not recommended to live alone because she is prone to falls. Try your mother to use a cane to help stabilize her body when standing which will hopefully reduce the risk of falling.
So many explanations from me, hopefully helpful and useful. Get well soon for your mother :)
dr. Princess Claudya