Thanks for the info on this thread. I took a hard fall a week ago and wondered if my tailbone was broken or just badly bruised. My entire rear is pretty black and blue, and the tailbone area is black and blue as well. First thing that came to my mind right after the fall was, "I need to invent some butt pads". Outside of a knee injury skiing, this has been by far the most painful injury yet. I'm a new snowboarder(skier convert!) and was trying to get some toe work in....ended up falling backwards on my rear down the mountain and the first thing to hit was my tailbone. Had a doctor look at it the next day and just prescribe some pain medication, but still, a week later, I can't lay on my back, lean back in any chair and every cough or sneeze and I feel it right away.
I ended up calling it a day on my 4th run(the run I fell on), and laid in first aid while the nausea and lightheadedness passed. It was a shame we were only up for the day...I was doing so well!
I am definitely going to check out some protection for sure. We are going back up(it's going to be icy, I'm sure) this Friday, and if I'm feeling up to it, I'm going to give the board another go. I am going to secure some good padding before hand, just in case I decide to go up.
Thanks all for your input! It's helped a newbie out!
Last edited by jaidaRose; 03-10-2008 at 01:08 AM.