What Causes Tailbone Pain With No Injury?

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What Causes Tailbone Pain With No Injury?

Being involved in an accident can raise many questions about your physical and mental health. It may not be obvious to you which symptoms you’re experiencing are directly connected to the wreck or incident itself, but some injuries may be relatively obvious and show symptoms immediately. 

For example, if you were involved in a vehicle accident and you held your hands up to protect yourself against the steering wheel in the crash, you may have a broken or fractured wrist.

However, when you begin to experience pain for no reason without any inciting incident, this raises many questions about what could be causing the problem. One example of this is if you are curious about what causes tailbone pain without injury.

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  • What Is Tailbone Pain?

    Tailbone pain refers to pain or even swelling that occurs around the bony structure at the bottom of a person's spine. This location is known as the coccyx, and it can be inflamed by a variety of situations, such as prolonged sitting on a narrow or hard surface, childbirth, degenerative joint changes, or trauma to the coccyx during a fall. 

    Anytime that the pain lasts more than a couple of hours or is severe, you will need to see your doctor. The vast majority of the time someone experiences tailbone pain without injury is not a cause for serious concern. It can be, however, signs of cancer or an injury, so it is important to continue to monitor your symptoms and to take action if you feel that is helpful or necessary. 

  • Could My Tailbone Pain Simply Be Caused by Stress?

    One example of tailbone pain without injury can be the simple buildup of stress. Lower back pain is one of the most commonly reported medical conditions by people across the United States. 

    When you get stressed out, strain and tension build up in the middle of your back, especially if your breathing patterns have changed. Pain can radiate throughout your middle and upper back because your shoulders hunch and tense during this period. Lower back pain includes the lower half of your back muscles and the tailbone, which means that you may be experiencing tailbone pain as the buildup of stress. However, as noted above, if you continue to experience these symptoms without any reprieve, you may need to visit a medical professional to determine what has caused your tailbone injury.

  • Is It Possible That I Could Develop a Tumor on My Tailbone?

    In rare cases, pain on a tailbone is indicative of cancer. Typically, this can occur anywhere along the spine, but it is most frequently found near the tailbone and is usually known as a sacral tumor. However, a tumor along the spine may also be located at the location where the skull meets the spine, and this is called a clival tumor.

  • How Do I Know if My Tailbone Pain Is Severe?

    Since so many people suffer from lower back pain, it can be very difficult to determine whether or not your condition is severe enough or even whether it may have been connected to an accident or incident in the past. 

    Tailbone pain can be dull and ache throughout the day or it can also be sharp and painful at intermittent periods, such as after sitting for a long period of time or through high levels of physical activity. Keep note of when and how your symptoms emerge and change, as this information may be important for your doctor and—in the event that you're filing a lawsuit—for your personal injury lawyer. If your tailbone pain has not improved after several weeks of attempting treatments at home or if you also have a high temperature and pain in another location in your body, you may need to share this information with your doctor. This could be indicative of a more serious medical condition.

  • How Can I Relieve Tailbone Pain?

    Tailbone pain can benefit from several different types of treatments. In most cases, tailbone pain will go away on its own within a few weeks or months. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers, applying ice or heat to the affected area, or sitting on a wedge or doughnut-shaped pillow can all help. While sitting down, you can also lean forward to relieve some of the pressure on the tailbone pain.

    In the event that you continue to experience these symptoms for a long period of time with little or no relief, your doctor may recommend treatments for chronic tailbone pain. This can include things, such as surgery, manipulation, medication, or physical therapy.

    Your road to recovery might be a long one if you get seriously hurt or if you ignore the symptoms and don't get help from a doctor. 

  • What if My Tailbone Pain Was Caused by Injury?

    Many people who are curious about what causes tailbone pain without injury will want to review back on their past couple of days or weeks to see if they have gone through any experiences that may have caused the underlying tailbone pain. While there are many people who experience tailbone pain without an underlying injury, there are others who suffer tailbone pain as part of a bigger range of medical conditions caused by an accident. 

    For example, if you slip and fall and land on your back or if you are involved in a rear-end car accident, it is very common to experience tailbone pain, or if you slipped and fell at work, such an accident can also lead to tailbone pain. In those circumstances, a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer, like those working at Morgan & Morgan, may be able to help you to sort out all of the medical injuries and conditions you have suffered so that you can prepare a compelling legal claim. 

    It can be very difficult to figure out how to move on with a legal claim like this on your own, but the knowledgeable attorneys at Morgan & Morgan are here to help you and to answer your most common questions. If you believe that someone else is at fault for the injuries you have sustained, you may need financial compensation to pay for your medical bills and to continue with your ongoing treatment. Do not hesitate to get help as personal injury laws in your state may protect you if someone else has caused your pain.

    It can be overwhelming to navigate the legal process on your own, which is why lawyers, like those working at Morgan & Morgan, are there to help you. You may simply need to investigate whether or not you sustained an injury and don't remember it or whether the tailbone pain has emerged hours, days, or weeks after the injury itself. 

    If you are able to show that your injury is connected to another person's reckless or negligent behavior, this information can become the basis of a personal injury or even a premises liability claim. Working with the qualified lawyers at Morgan & Morgan will give you a clear expectation of what is required of you in moving forward with a lawsuit and can help you prepare your legal case as well. There are many different facets to pursuing a premises liability or personal injury claim, and you deserve to have all of the details necessary to move forward.

  • Do I Really Need Treatment?

    Whether or not your tailbone pain was caused by an injury or not, it is imperative to take your legal case seriously. There are so many factors involved in allowing you to recover from tailbone pain, and waiting too long to get support could leave you to suffer unnecessary consequences. 

    At Morgan & Morgan, we know how challenging it can be to pursue compensation if you need to file a legal claim, as you are also very busy dealing with the treatment and attempting to recover from tailbone problems.  We can handle the legal side of things while you focus on what matters—getting better.

  • What to Look for in a Tailbone Injury Lawyer?

    If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence or reckless behavior, you may need an attorney to help you put together the pieces and to begin to file a personal injury or premises liability claim. It is also likely that you may have sustained multiple injuries at the same time, so you need a lawyer who understands the complexities of various medical conditions that all come together to shape a different life for you post-accident. 

    There are a few things you want to look for in a tailbone injury lawyer, including: 

    • Experience
    • Familiarity with tailbone claims 
    • Ability to work with insurance companies and other stakeholders, if needed
    • Good communication
    • Solid reviews from past clients
    • Ability to explain your case to you and to give you options for resolution

    At Morgan and Morgan, we have a strong track record throughout the U.S. because of our extensive experience in injury cases. We understand all the work, effort, and fight that goes into a claim, and yet we treat each unique claim with individual care and attention. We know you have a choice in legal representation and want to help you envision a future focused on recovery.

    Contact Morgan & Morgan today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation to get started.

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