Symptoms of fractured coccyx
Learn about broken coccyx, can be characteristic symptoms. Signs of injury include pain, swelling and inflammation at the fracture site. Pain is worse during walking, the sudden movements, cough, they do not allow to sit in the correct position, the person begins to experience difficulties with defecation. External palpation detects abnormal mobility of the coccyx. Accurate diagnosis you can figure out after x-ray examination.
Sometimes a tailbone fracture can occur as a result of degenerative processes in the bones caused by calcium deficiency in the elderly.
To the provision of medical care can alleviate the condition of the victim, this should be a number of procedures. Lay the person so that the damaged area is not in contact with the surface, then give him an analgesic as a analgesic. When the pain subsides, take victim to a medical facility.
Treatment of fracture of the coccyx
Traumatology fracture of the coccyx is classified under the following types: jointed fracture, displaced fracture and without fracture when you change the position of the vertebrae. After accurate diagnosis an urgent need to start treatment, or may develop following trauma: wrong fusion of fragments, pieces of the coccyx, a violation of the process of defecation, disturbance of the functioning of the urinary system, squeezing and violation of functions of pelvic organs, cysts and growths on the coccyx, hematomas and abscesses, fistulas, blisters, difficulty when sitting or in motion, the deposition of salts.
Severe complications of a fracture of the coccyx are the pieces. They are identified by using x-ray, vaginal, rectal examination and magnetic resonance imaging.
Methods of treatment of fracture of the coccyx will depend on the severity and type of injury, as well as its complications. Conservative therapy is aimed at elimination of the main symptoms (pain, inflammation, swelling). With this purpose, the patient is prescribed painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, decongestants ointments, tinctures, compresses. In severe cases, the patient undergoes surgery to remove shrapnel.
The victim needs to stay in bed, eliminating any load on the spine. Under the tailbone of the patient is necessary to put a rubber mattress (circle). In the first days of therapy, the bowel movement should be conducted with the help of an enema. After the main course of treatment are appointed by rehabilitation procedures (massage, physiotherapy, exercise therapy, hirudotherapy, electro procedures).