Treatment options may include:
- Anti-inflammatory medications or injections
- Avoiding reinjury
- Buttock support
- Cortisone injections
- Hot or cold packs to your lower back
- Physical therapy
- Seating with added padding (pillow)
- Sitting for shorter periods of time
- Dull and achy pain of coccyx
- Focal pain of coccyx
- Tenderness of coccyx
DIAGNOSIS / TESTS
Diagnostic tests include:
- Physical examination
- Medical history
- Imaging to rule out other issues (CAT scan or MRI scan)
Common forms include:
- Anterior Angulation
- Anterior Dislocation
- Hooked Coccyx
- Posterior Dislocation
Causes & contributing factors may include:
- Being overweight or underweight
- Injury to coccyx
- Poor posture
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Coccydynia is usually treatable.
- On average, Americans sit for 10 hours each day.
- Excessive movement of the coccyx is considered abnormal.
- There are several causes of tailbone pain that mimic Coccydynia:
- bone fracture
- pilonidal cysts
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