Tail Bone Pain (COCCYDYNIA)

Coccydynia is the inflammation of the tip of the tailbone and the pain is often worse on sitting.

Coccydynia is commonly diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness over the tailbone.

Coccydynia is often caused by an injury, but it may occur spontaneously. There are many causes of tailbone pain which can mimic coccydynia, including sciatica, infection, pilonidal cysts, and a fractured coccyx bone.

Treatments include using a well-padded seat when sitting and avoid long periods of sitting when possible. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection.

Pain localized at the tip of the lower end of the spine

Cushion may help to reduce the pain

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