What is coccydnia?
Coccydnia is a relatively rare condition involving pain in the coccyx, or tailbone. Not well understood, coccydynia causes persistent, localized pain that often increases with sitting or other activities that cause pressure on the tailbone.
How do you diagnose coccydnia?
Diagnosis of coccydynia includes a review of your health history, a physical examination, and possible imaging, such as x-rays or MRI.
How is coccydnia treated?
Treatments are usually conservative and involve pain medication and activity modification that alleviates pressure on the tailbone. If conservative measures are unsuccessful, surgery may be required.
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