A member asked:

My wife is suffering from tailbone pain started around a year back due to a long drive. she is experiencing swear pain for the last week , advice ?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Tailbone pain: Coccygodynia, tension myalgia, levator ani syndrome, procatalgia fugax, or rectal pain. These are treated with a combination of diathermy, thiele's massage, and relaxation exercises. More than two-thirds of patients will have a "good recovery." see a specialist in rectal pain to get her the proper diagnosis and treatment.

Answered 9/13/2014


Dr. Kornelis Poelstra answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Coccyx pain: Coccydynia is a diagnosis that can have many causes. Rapid weight loss is one. Sometimes spinal stenosis can happen. Small fractures or bruising of surrounding soft tissues can occur after the car ride, that can be quite painful. Also, if severe pain lasts for more than a month, a chordoma may need to be ruled out. Please go see good orthopedic spine surgeon, to have this evaluated. Best of luck.

Answered 7/10/2015



Related Questions