Is it also called a bruised tailbone?
Yes, many people refer to it as a bruised tailbone. Or, in more severe cases, people may think they may have broken their tailbone. Coccydynia can be the result of inflammation (bruising), dislocation or a fracture of their tailbone.
Why is coccydynia more common for women?
The occurrence of coccydynia happens to women more than men primarily because the female pelvis is broader and the coccyx is more exposed. The coccyx may also be injured or fractured during childbirth.
Do I have a broken tailbone?
There are cases of coccydynia that are a result of a fractured (broken) coccyx. We suggest that if you believe you have a fractured tailbone, schedule an appointment with SpineOne and have one of our highly trained physicians diagnose your coccydynia.
What can I do to relieve the pain in my tailbone?
Unfortunately, coccydynia can be very painful. Generally, relief from coccydynia involves treatment, rest and refraining from any activities that could potentially aggravate or place pressure on the tailbone.
How long will it take for the pain to stop?
Time needed for healing is completely dependent upon the severity of the coccydynia (fractured versus inflamed for instance) and the treatment regimen for the condition. You’ll want to discuss treatment options with a SpineOne physician to strategize your treatment plan.