Coccyx pain

Coccydynia is a pain felt in your coccyx. This is the last bone at the bottom of the spine (tailbone). You can get it if you injure or strain your coccyx or the surrounding muscles and ligaments. In most cases, the pain will improve over a few weeks or months ...1

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Causes of Coccyx pain

You can get it if you injure or strain your coccyx or the surrounding muscles and ligaments. ...Source: NHS Choices UK2 ...

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Diagnosis of Coccyx pain

When to get medical advice Coccydynia will often improve on its own after a few weeks and there are some simple treatments you can try at home (see below). See your GP if:

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Clinical Features of Coccyx pain

Symptoms of coccydynia The main symptom is pain and tenderness in the area just above the buttocks. The pain may:

  • be dull and achy most of the time, with occasional sharp pains
  • be worse when sitting down, moving from sitting ...
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Treatments for Coccyx pain

Treatments for coccydynia There are a number of treatments for coccydynia. Simple measures you can try at home are usually recommended first and other treatments may be used if these don't help. The main treatments are:

  • self-care measures, such ...
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References

  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ tailbone-pain-coccydynia/ 
  2. ibid.

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