Tailbone and hip injury or coccyx injury can be really painful and can be caused due to a number reasons. Arthritis in the hip can be one of the common causes. Accidents, obesity, injury due to contact sports like football, tumour growth and infections are some of the other causes. It is associated with bruises and swelling in the lower back. Black and blue marks may also be there.
Lifting object and passing bowl will be painful and there will be immense pain in the buttocks as well. It might pain while standing, walking, rowing, driving, biking and even while have sex. If you are facing all these, the following methods of tailbone and hip pain treatment can be useful.
Tailbone And Hip Pain Treatment
Heat can be used to reduce the pain to a great extent. Equipments like ultrasound devices and the diathermy device is used to give out heat. The heat given out by these devices reach deep inside the affected tissues to give you relief from the pain.
It also helps in reducing the swelling. You might need to apply this heat more than once to reduce the pain. Applying hot water bags and other forms of hot compress can also be useful.
Anaesthesia is injected if there is serious pain to make the area numb so that you do not feel the pain any more. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs are also given to reduce the pain and inflammation. It is also advisable to consult a doctor before taking in these medicines as these medicines are not recommended for people who are already taking blood thinning supplements. These medicines can also lead to kidney stones and stomach bleeding. Always read the label carefully before consuming them. Steroids can also reduce the inflammation.
Take a cotton bag and fill it with ice. Place the bag inside the freezer for about 30 minutes and place this frozen bag on the coccyx. This would help by constricting the blood vessels which would in turn help in reducing not only the pain but also the swelling and redness.
You can also make use of locally available ice packs. Keep this ice pack on the affected area for about 15 minutes is enough. Make sure of not falling asleep while applying the ice bag or ice pack.
This is the ultimate tailbone and hip pain treatment and is prescribed only when the pain refuses to go in spite of all the above treatments. Coccygectomy is the term used by doctors for this kind of surgery. The pain causing bone is removed entirely or partly depending upon your condition. This is prescribed only when the condition is too bad. It is also prescribed when the pain is not known.
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Mild electrical stimulation might also be useful. These electrical stimulations are given on the spinal cord so that your spinal cord becomes numb and you do not feel any pain. The pain lessens down to a considerable level and you it makes you feel better.
Talk to your doctor about this electrical stimulation and depending upon your condition, he or she would tell how many sittings you will need.
These were few of the tailbone and hip pain treatment methods that can be useful and long lasting.