Last weekend when approaching a boulder problem my crashpad slipped out from underneath me as I stepped on it. I dropped a couple of feet squarely onto a log right on my tailbone. It still hurts while sitting and even doing yoga. Climbing, fortunately, doesn't hurt as much. It's been 5 days since my mishap. I thought about going to the doctor but assume that he will just tell me to wait for it to heal or get an xray or MRI to make sure nothing is broken. Has anybody else hurt their tailbone (coccyx)?
Took a digger on my ass in road cleats. Self diagnosed with bruised tail bone, and was tentatively confirmed by a PT friend. Prepare for about 2 years of sitting ass pain before completely pain free (not kidding). I was cautioned that the tail bone can be dislocated, & that manual relocation would be one's worst nightmare. Enjoy! :-)
PS-there is nothing that can be done for a broken tail bone.
the schmuck From Albuquerque, NM Joined Feb 6, 2012 110 points
On a related area I am always surprised at how many people attach their chalk bag with a carabiner even when bouldering. Falling on that can mess up your tailbone. That happened to a friend of mine. A chalkbag belt makes way more sense - can't mess up your tailbone, lighter, and can easily be moved around in offwidths.
Lou Hibbard From Eagan, MN Joined Mar 12, 2006 225 points