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Bruised Tailbone Causes & Treatment Options

What is Coccydynia and How Can I Get Pain Relief?

Your tailbone is located at the very bottom of your spine. In the medical field it is referred to as the coccyx, and when it gets inflamed and injured, the condition is called Coccydynia. This condition may also be referred to as:

  • Coccygeal pain
  • Coccyx pain
  • Coccyaglia
  • Bruised tailbone
  • Tailbone pain

How can I tell if I have Coccydynia?

Coccydynia refers to any type of persistent tailbone pain.

  • Pain is generally confined to the tailbone, and does not radiate through the pelvis or to the lower extremities.
  • Coccyx Pain is generally worse when weight is placed on the tailbone, like when you lean backward in a sitting position.
  • Tailbone pain is worse when moving from sitting to standing.
  • Pain may increase with bowel movements or sexual intercourse

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