Tailbone Pain Relief

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Tailbone Pain

​Tailbone pain — pain that occurs in or around the bony structure at the bottom of the spine (coccyx) — can be caused by trauma to the coccyx during a fall, prolonged sitting on a hard or narrow surface, degenerative joint changes, or vaginal childbirth.


Tailbone pain can feel dull and achy but typically becomes sharp during certain activities, such as sitting, rising from a seated to a standing position or prolonged standing. Defecation and sex also might become painful. For women, tailbone pain can make menstruation uncomfortable as well.

How does a doctor treat tail bone pain?

Tailbone pain usually goes away on its own, but if you continuously have pain then schedule an appointment to rule out any other conditions. However, to lessen the pain you can use take over the counter medication, heat or ice, or sit on a doughnut shaped pillow cushion for comfort.

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