Introduction of Tail Bone Pain (Coccydynia)
COCCYDYNIA is also known as Tail Bone Pain. Coccydynia is the inflammation of the tip of the tailbone and the pain is often worse on sitting.
Pain localized at the tip of the lower end of the spine
Symptoms 0f Tail Bone Pain
Increasing pain when the pressure applied to the tailbone. For example, when sitting down on a hard chair, having bowel movement. The symptoms will be better when the pressure is relief by walking or standing.
How is Coccydynia pain diagnosed?
Coccydynia is commonly diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness over the tailbone. Diagnostic tests, such as x-ray or/and MRI, are also commonly performed in order to rule out other potential causes of the pain.
What are the causes of Tail Bone Pain?
- Trauma like injury
- Pilonidal cysts
- Fractured coccyx bone
What are the treatments Tail Bone Pain (Coccydynia)?
- Bed Rest
- Medications like pain relieves, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory medications
- Anti-inflammatory injection
- Cushion may help to reduce the pain
- Surgical procedures are sometimes required for persistent sciatica that us caused by nerve compression at the lower spine