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Sudden onset sharp pain in coccyx when sitting on bottom. pain causing difficulty when sitting down&standing up.no falls no long term sitting or cycling etc.no trauma at all. what could cause sudden onset pain like this?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Pain over the coccyx can sometime occur without any clear history of injury . It can be due to joint hypermobility , which can be tested for by a rectal exam . Sometimes it is due to degenerative changes in the joints . An xray would reveal any evidence of injury . Usually local heat or cold , painkillers , wedge cushions over the area when sitting , can help to tide over the painful period .

Answered 8/27/2023

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