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Thread: dislocated tailbones?

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    Super Member AlwaysQuilting's Avatar
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    One of my DDs (41 yrs old) called me yesterday and told me she's dislocated her tailbones.
    I didn't know such a thing was possible.
    Long story short----
    All she did was bend over and twist a little while putting sunblock on the 18mos old.
    She's on medical leave now, pain pills, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, etc.
    Has anyone heard of this?
    Will her back be permanently messed up, I mean will she have to baby it forever?
    She can barely walk, can't go to the bathroom alone, or turn over in bed etc last night.
    She does a lot of lifting in her job, and her youngest son who weighs 25lbs. probably.

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    Holy cow, no, I had no idea that could happen. I hope she feels better soon!

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    I would sure do a test to see if she is lacking calcium in her bones.

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    Yeh, you can fracture your tailbone,too. Friend had that from auto accident. Very painful. She's fine and no after problems. PT will really help. Hope she feels better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    I would sure do a test to see if she is lacking calcium in her bones.
    I'm sure her doctor will check. They've already done xrays, MRI and I don't know what all.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep it in mind.

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    Ouch, that sounds really painful. Hope she gets better soon.

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    Hopefully once she has passed this initial pain she'll be OK. She'll have to be aware of how she's doing things and lift correctly, etc. Easy for me to say, difficult for her with a toddler.

    I found out about the joints in the pelvis by lifting incorrectly. I didn't even know the pelvis has joints. I was unloading supplies. I bent down, picked up, stood up & turned at the same time - repeatedly over & over. Twisting while lifting is a no-no. Now I pick things up correctly and then I turn my entire body with no twisting. No more pain.

    I went to a chiropractic school for treatment - teaching schools have reasonable charges. After my back felt better they taught me the 'correct' way to do things. I also think I got better treatment because I had my own student and all his/her teachers - not just one individual in private practice..

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    Sure hope she gets to feeling better soon!!!

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    I fell down once and jammed mine. I couldn't do much of anything for a long time. I was young then. It healed and I haven't had any problems. I had no idea you could move the wrong way and dislocate your tailbone. I hope she heals quickly.

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    I broke my tailbone 2 years ago when I fell down a flight of stairs. I was sore for weeks, but it does get better eventually. I still feel it sometimes if I am sitting the wrong way. I feel for your daughter, having a toddler to chase after while dealing with this!

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