What is Tailbone pain?
Tailbone pain is simply pain that occurs around the tailbone (aka Coccyx), which is the bony structure at the base of the spine.
What can cause Tailbone pain?
• Prolonged or repetitive sitting on hard, narrow, and/or uncomfortable surfaces.
• Leaning back while seated (Puts more pressure on coccyx)
• External trauma that typically occurs as the result of a backwards fall that leads to a bruised, dislocated, or broken tailbone.
• Internal trauma that typically occurs during childbirth, most commonly when delivery is difficult, or instruments are used to assist with delivery.
Tailbone pain can also be the result of non-traumatic issues, such as:
• Degenerative disc or joint disease.
• Sitting in a poor posture.
• Hypomobility or hypermobility of the sacrococcygeal joint.
• Referred pain from another area of the body.
• Infections, bone spurs and growths (rare).
What does coccydynia pain feel like?
How do you know if you have coccydynia?
Is tailbone pain (coccydynia) permanent?
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