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What do I do about the coccyx pain (tailbone pain) I am suffering from?

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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Tail bone pain

Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface.
Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces.Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications.When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni.

In brief: Tail bone pain

Avoid any further trauma by sitting on a hardsurface.
Use an inflatable ring when sitting on hardsurfaces.Taking warm seatbaths will help with pelvic organs congestion, avoid constipation, take otc medications.When pain is intense local infiltration of the area will. Help, olso manipulation of the sacroccoxygeal joint may be of benefict. Dr seni.
Dr. Pietro Seni
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Dr. Pietro Seni
Infiltration of the sacroccoxygeal joint with combination of steroid plus long acting anesthetic with help,last resource will be removal of the coccxys(ccoxygectomy)however seldon done.Dr Seni
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your doctor

Various reasons why this can hurt.
Get evaluated. For some, getting a u-shaped sitting pillow, or a donut pillow to sit on is a very helpful way to off-load the coccyx (tailbone) as it heals. Anti-inflammatory medications can also help. At times a special type of injections to block some nerves in the area can help as well. But you have to first ensure there are no bad things causing the symptoms.

In brief: See your doctor

Various reasons why this can hurt.
Get evaluated. For some, getting a u-shaped sitting pillow, or a donut pillow to sit on is a very helpful way to off-load the coccyx (tailbone) as it heals. Anti-inflammatory medications can also help. At times a special type of injections to block some nerves in the area can help as well. But you have to first ensure there are no bad things causing the symptoms.
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