Anyone else break their tailbone ever?

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    11-21-2011, 07:26 PM
Anyone else break their tailbone ever?

I broke my tailbone last Wednesday and I was planning on riding pretty soon again. But stupidly mess my back up again by lifting a really heavy thing and if you ever did break your tail bone how long approximately was it before you were "better"?
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    11-21-2011, 07:40 PM
You got a doughnut yet? Mine took a little while, 2 months I think. That being said a good 12 months later if I sat down wrong I got that electric shock again. Vibes and hopefully your isn't as bad as mine was
    11-21-2011, 08:03 PM
Green Broke
Yep, broke mine falling off a horse 15 years ago and it still occasionally bothers me today. Taught me to always roll when falling. Very freakin painful - I feel for you!!

Took close to three months for mine to heal, lots of kneeling at my desk at school since I couldn't sit haha.

ETA: BCTazzie I know exactly what you mean by that 'electric shock' description, ugh it is horrible!
    11-21-2011, 08:14 PM
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Oh geez ._. Definitely one of my most painful injuries, and that's saying something!

I crushed mine about two (three?) years ago when I flew over my bike handle and fell- on my butt- on the curb. Mom didn't believe me when I told her that I thought it was broken though, and didn't have in x-rayed until 2 months later, when I still couldn't sit, or ride, or even run without wanting to cry. Turns out I had some floating pieces AND it had grown wrong, so they had to re-break it (OUCH) to fix it. I was out of the saddle and sitting on my knees for a good 3-4 months after that.

If I'd gotten it fixed properly in the beginning? It probably would of only been 2-3 months. But since I didn't I still have pain when I sit a trot on an especially rough horse, and I get really still and sore easily.

Hoping you'll get feeling better soon! Pillows and Asprin are you friend ;)
    11-21-2011, 08:34 PM
I broke my tailbone when I was 16. It healed in just a couple months but my butt has never been the same. It still gets sore if I sit down on something that is not heavily padded.
    11-21-2011, 08:40 PM
Green Broke
I think I broke (or at least cracked) my tail bone back when I got my first horse. I was riding bareback, someone slammed a car hood or something, he jumped and I landed flat on my butt. It hurt for months. I never got it diagnosed, but I was in high school at the time and they had those awful hard seats that are attached to the desks. I eased myself into those desks like an old grandma for a long time. So I feel your pain!

I still own one saddle that if I ride in it too long hurts my tail bone. But my main saddle is fine. So maybe it wasn't completely broken, or maybe my current saddle just fits me good.
    11-21-2011, 08:45 PM
I broke my tailbone about three years ago when I got dumped off a horse, in the road I got one of the donut things from the ER doctor that you inflate but my tailbone hurt for a LONG time after that... I'm guessing three/four months? If I sat down on something hard for any amount of time it hurt. I remember it got real bad when I had to ride in the car for any amount of time...
    11-21-2011, 09:59 PM
I cracked mine skiing. Took a year to feel normal, fully normal.
    11-21-2011, 11:44 PM
Green Broke
I fell while wading across a stream in Yosemite-used the doughnut,& to this day cannot wear tight pants on a long car ride-my accident happened over 40 years ago, but no problem riding. I never wear jeans when riding, though-I wear English pants-love that 4-way stretch, & I love my tall boots.
    11-22-2011, 12:13 AM
I broke mine last year when I was riding a greenie. He spoked and jumped so fast to the side I pretty much just went straight down! Kind of my fault for not having my feet in the stirrups. I still get a bit of a tinch everynow and then.

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