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How long does it take to heal a broken tale bone?

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Broken Tailbone Recovery Even if a fracture does exist in the coccyx, it should heal all by itself. Surgical reduction is rarely used to treat a fractured coccyx since the bones will usually heal fine on their own. Getting past the months of residual pain can be a trial, but eventually, the symptoms should resolve completely. Patients with chronic coccyx pain, regardless of whether it was caused by a fracture or not, are likely to be suffering from a psychosomatic causation or perpetuation of the pain. The tailbone is a common location for psychological back pain and related symptoms, which explains why so many coccyx pain complaints are so treatment resistant. Remember, broken bones will heal and should not cause permanent pain syndromes to exist. Recommendation on a Broken Tailbone If you are among the many who have endured a fractured tailbone or even some other form of coccyx pain, take heart. Your pain will heal. The coccyx is a notoriously slow structure to heal, but eventually ... more
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Tailbone injuries are painful and can take a long time to heal. Except for extreme injuries, the treatment for an injured tailbone is for the patient to rest and allow the body to repair itself. Bruised tailbones can take a matter of days to heal. Broken tailbones can take four to six weeks to heal. If pain still exists after six weeks, a doctor might provide treatment to help with pain. Treatment can include ant-inflammatory medications, pain reliever medications, steroid injections or in extreme cases, surgery. In extreme cases, where the tailbone is dislocated or broken and will not heal, the tailbone can be removed in a surgical procedure. Patients can live normal lives without their tailbones. Sometimes patients experience ongoing pain even after the surgical removal of the tailbone. Surgery is normally used as a last resort and is not commonly needed. The majority of tailbone injuries heal on their own. Sources: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.ehow.com/how- ... more

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