Rollerblading fall


Fell on my tailbone on concrete while Rollerblading two days ago and the pain is incredible! Mild throbbing while laying or sitting but pain is worst when getting up from a seated position.

Called my doctor this morning. I am currently using the ring cushion but it offers only slight relief. I'm also icing and taking ibuprofen. My job requires mostly sitting in front of a computer.

Is there anything else I should do and how long before I can resume my regular sports?

Regards, Lisa D.


Hello. I just wanted to give an update on my August 4th Rollerblading accident and what I've gone through so far. My doctor ordered X-rays and they didn't show a fracture or dislocation (fortunately). She gave me a prescription for Darvocet which took the edge off but didn't eliminate the pain. I purchased one of those pillow rings to make sitting at work tolerable. I went to my chiropractor last week and the adjustments seem to help. I'm also going to a sports med facility (as a result of landing on my upper back and elbow in the first fall) and they might give me an ultrasound treatment. I don't think I fell directly on my tailbone, but somewhat higher and off to the left. I'm slowly but surely getting better.

The thing that I don't understand is how callous and cruel some people can be about this injury. It is not funny and not something to be mocked. They really don't understand how ungodly painful it is. The first few days were by far the most painful thing I have been though in years and ranks very high on my "worst pain" list. I knew that when I bought the ring that I would be teased at work and that unfortunately is the case. I can certainly appreciate how years of pain like this might ruin one's quality of life. If I ever overhear somebody teasing someone else about tailbone pain (or any pain in that area, for that matter) I am going to intervene and demand they stop!

Good luck to all of you and I am with you in prayers and spirit!

Regards, Lisa D.

Updated 2001-08-25

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