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post #1 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 06:40 PM
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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
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post #3 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 07:03 PM
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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!

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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.

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post #5 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 07:34 PM
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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.
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post #6 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 07:40 PM
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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.
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post #7 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 07:45 PM
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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...
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post #8 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 08:59 PM
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I cracked mine skiing. Took a year to feel normal, fully normal.
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post #9 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 10:44 PM
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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.
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post #10 of 31 Old 11-21-2011, 11:13 PM
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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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