Coccydynia or tailbone pain can be a source of debilitating and persistent pain that should be evaluated by a chiropractor or physiotherapist. Whilst this condition is somewhat rare compared to other sources of low back pain it can develop into a long-term problem.

Symptoms of coccydynia

Coccydynia simply means pain in the tailbone. People who have Coccydynia usually complain of tenderness over the tailbone, low back and gluteal muscles. Sitting and direct pressure on the tailbone usually make it worse. Women are more often affected although anyone can get coccydynia. In the vast majority of cases Coccydynia is caused by a traumatic event such as a fall however it may develop after pregnancy or post surgically. Obesity has been linked as an increase risk factor for coccydynia.

Treatment of coccydynia

For people suffering from coccydynia, a chiropractor or physiotherapist should assess it, especially if there has been a fall or traumatic incident. Once a diagnosis has been made treatment can be applied and a sensible strategy for treatment initiated in accordance to the underlying cause of the tailbone pain. At Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) we treat many cases of tailbone pain and coccydynia and are extremely experienced in both its diagnosis and treatment. Give the Balmain or Dee Why clinic a call on (02) 8021 1172 for more information and to schedule an appointment today.

Other causes of low back pain

The following conditions are common causes of low back pain.