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Coccydynia (tailbone pain)

Coccydynia or tailbone pain can be a source of persistent low back pain. It can be caused by a number of injuries such as a direct fall onto the buttock. It may also be caused following pregnancy and giving birth. Women are more often affected although anyone can get coccydynia


Coccydynia can cause tenderness over the tailbone, low back and gluteal muscles. Sitting and direct pressure on the tailbone usually make symptoms worse.


For people suffering from coccydynia, a chiropractor, physiotherapist or medical practitioner should assess it, especially if there has been a fall or traumatic incident. Treatment approaches are individualised and based on the nature and severity of the tail bone pain.

Other causes of low back pain

The following conditions are common causes of low back pain.