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What causes pain in the tailbone?

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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: See below

The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine.
A painful tailbone can come from several things. Trauma to the tailbone which might occur with a fall. An abnormally positioned tailbone that is under stress with prolonged siting, and in very rare cases abnormal growths can occur on the tailbone.

In brief: See below

The tailbone or "coccyx" is the small trail of bones that connect to the end of your sacrum, and form the end of your spine.
A painful tailbone can come from several things. Trauma to the tailbone which might occur with a fall. An abnormally positioned tailbone that is under stress with prolonged siting, and in very rare cases abnormal growths can occur on the tailbone.
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: coccydynia

Tailbone pain(coocydynia) can occur from trauma or some type of irritation to the tailbone.
Try sitting in a 'donut' for a couple of weeks and a trial of nsaids.If pain is not improving see your ors. Good luck!

In brief: coccydynia

Tailbone pain(coocydynia) can occur from trauma or some type of irritation to the tailbone.
Try sitting in a 'donut' for a couple of weeks and a trial of nsaids.If pain is not improving see your ors. Good luck!
Dr. David Trettin
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Usually butt trauma

Tailbone pain is usually from a bruised or broken tailbone due to trauma to the tailbone.
A doctor can evaluate and confirm the diagnosis. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Motrin can help. Tailbone injuries are annoying because of the long healing time. The tailbone moves a bit every time a person sits, stands, or walks, so healing can be difficult. Sometimes, one can have a tumor at the tailbone.

In brief: Usually butt trauma

Tailbone pain is usually from a bruised or broken tailbone due to trauma to the tailbone.
A doctor can evaluate and confirm the diagnosis. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Motrin can help. Tailbone injuries are annoying because of the long healing time. The tailbone moves a bit every time a person sits, stands, or walks, so healing can be difficult. Sometimes, one can have a tumor at the tailbone.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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