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I have been having some tailbone pain for about a year or so now. It hurts most when i'm sitting and sometimes lying down.What can I do?
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Options
Coccydynia (tail bone pain) is generally treated conservatively.
Anti inflam meds, pt can help. A wedge shaped cushion (cushions with a triangular wedge shape cut out posteriorly to avoid tailbone contact with the cushion) as opposed to a "donut cushion" may be slightly better. Steroid injections often help. Surgery is recommended as a last resort. Make sure you see your md for a correct diagnosis.

In brief: Options
Coccydynia (tail bone pain) is generally treated conservatively.
Anti inflam meds, pt can help. A wedge shaped cushion (cushions with a triangular wedge shape cut out posteriorly to avoid tailbone contact with the cushion) as opposed to a "donut cushion" may be slightly better. Steroid injections often help. Surgery is recommended as a last resort. Make sure you see your md for a correct diagnosis.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Jonathan Hyde
Conservative treatment is recommended. In cases in which injections, pelvic floor strengthening exercises, and time does not relieve symptoms the surgery can be considered. Prior to considering such an option, make sure tests such as a MRI is perfomed and get second opnions.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Physiatrist
Many physiatrists including myself see tailbone pain (coccydynia) fairly often.
There are a number of ways to evaluate and treat this condition. I will usually get an xray to see if there is an obvious abnormality. Physical therapy working on the pelvic floor muscles can be helpful, donut type cushions can also be helpful. Cortisone injection into the sacrococcyeal ligament can also help. Goodluck.

In brief: Physiatrist
Many physiatrists including myself see tailbone pain (coccydynia) fairly often.
There are a number of ways to evaluate and treat this condition. I will usually get an xray to see if there is an obvious abnormality. Physical therapy working on the pelvic floor muscles can be helpful, donut type cushions can also be helpful. Cortisone injection into the sacrococcyeal ligament can also help. Goodluck.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management
In brief: Ganglion Impar Block
http://www.tailbone.
info/ganglionimparinjections.html if works, may do a radiofrequency ablation with significant reduction of your pain. An interventional pain management doctor could help you right about now.

In brief: Ganglion Impar Block
http://www.tailbone.
info/ganglionimparinjections.html if works, may do a radiofrequency ablation with significant reduction of your pain. An interventional pain management doctor could help you right about now.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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