Coccydynia Tailbone Pain
The coccyx is the insertion site for multiple muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It also provides weight-bearing support to a person in the seated position. As such, Coccydynia has numerous potential causes and can present with a variety of symptoms including pain, ache, pressure, or burning anywhere from the region of the tailbone to the hips and the perineum.
Fortunately, the symptoms often resolve spontaneously over time. Those who suffer from worsening symptoms or symptoms that fail to resolve over several weeks are best managed by doctors that specialize in treatment of the pelvic floor and the posterior pelvic compartment.
Our expert doctors evaluate the disorder. We look for other obvious sources of the discomfort that may ne mimicking coccydynia and treat them as needed. Once those have been ruled out, we offer office-based treatment with pelvic floor rehabilitation, ergonomic adaptations, manual manipulation and deep tissue massage to the areas of inflammation. This is augmented with anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Injections are usually not utilized as they have some morbidity and provide very short-term relief. Surgery is rarely required. Following treatment, our patients note long lasting relief and a return of their quality of life.