Coccydynia

Coccydynia is a medical term for the pain caused when you sit down abruptly placing too much pressure on your coccyx (sometimes referred to as the Tailbone) and damaging it. Damage to the coccyx is difficult to heal and sometime will not heal completely. Because this bone is not needed in our body, sometimes it is easiest just to remove it to alleviate the pain from a traumatic fall if conservative treatment methods fail.

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How Do I Know if I Have Coccydynia?

The most common symptom associated with coccydynia is pain in the coccyx or tailbone region of the spine that worsens with constipation and can be relieved with a bowel movement.

The exact cause of coccydynia is not always know, but can be related to stressful child birth, a traumatic fall, or improper sitting. Coccyx Pain may also rarely be caused by a tumor in the region.

Do you have any of these symptoms and think you may be suffering from coccydynia? We have a quick and easy tool to help gather some information from you to help us determine what your problem is and get you on the road to recovery.

What is the Right Treatment for Me?

Early stage coccydynia treatment includes sitting on a special pillow with a cutout at the rear of it directly under the coccyx, increased fiber, and stool softeners to ease pain during bowel movements. if the condition progresses, anti-inflammatory medications and pain relieving drugs may be added to therapy. Only once conservative treatments have been exhausted should surgery be considered.

OLSS provides a wide range of treatment options and because our doctors are the most experienced and best trained in treating coccydynia we are able to perform many advanced treatments other practices are unable to offer.

The real question is “what treatment is best to treat your coccydynia?”. Use our Treatment Match tool to quickly get started in finding the right treatment for you.