If you notice bruising in your buttocks area or the base of your spine after falling onto your buttocks. Chance are you have experienced an injury to your tailbone. Sitting with an ice pack near the bruised area will likely reduce any possible swelling. You should seek medical attention if you still experience tenderness or pain after sitting with the ice pack near the bruising for several minutes. Only a trained medical professional can distinguish between a serious and a not so serious injury.
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