Diving with bruised tailbone?

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misstopsail

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Hey all,
I managed to bruise my tailbone friday (a fall down a flight of stairs). I'm suppose to do a pool dive this evening, but i wasn't sure if that was kosher or not (thinking about where the tank is along my back, etc). I'm just trying to avoid a situation where i get in the water and realize it hurts like crazy!
Advice?
Thanks!
 

DocVikingo

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Hi misstopsail,

If "it hurts like crazy" topside, then it likely also will do so u/w.

To the extent that the pain interfers with range of motion of the lower back or legs, or with attention and concentration, it could be considered a risk to safe SCUBA.

Regards,

DocVikingo

This is educational only and does not constitute or imply a doctor-patient relationship. It is not medical advice to you or any other individual and should not be construed as such.
 

maxguru

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I routinely dive with a broken tail bone. No problems.

Max
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