Coccydynia, commonly called tailbone pain or coccyx pain, is a fairly rare and poorly understood condition that can cause persistent pain at the bottom of the spine. It is usually felt as a localized pain and will generally feel worse with sitting for extended periods of time. Typically it is more common in women than men causes include childbirth, or an injury to the area such as a fall.
Symptoms can include sensitivity or an aching sensation around the tailbone that is made worse by sitting, shooting pain in the legs, pain during bowel movements and pain during sexual intercourse.
Treatment can include a padded seat cushion, medications, nerve blocks, sacral nerve stimulation, or in rare cases, surgery to shorten the coccyx.
If you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, weakness of the neck, stiffness of the neck or have a spine injury, give us a call 972-250-5700 or make an appointment