A member asked:

What may cause severe pain in tailbone area? no redness, no known injury, no constipation. hurts very bad to sit down and hurts very bad to stand up.

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Pain in the butt!: You have trigger points in your gluts or ham string muscles that is referring to the tailbone. Think flesh=muscles/tissue and not bone/disc/nerves for this pain! start self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, and stretching. I use a.Acupuncture!

Answered 5/31/2019


Dr. Grant Linnell answered

Specializes in Radiology

Coccydynia: Sometimes, people are born with a malformed coccyx and this can be a source of chronic pain. It often has to do with a sharp angle between the coccyx and the sacrum. If you have coccygeal pain, a plain x ray could help sort this out.

Answered 10/4/2015



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