Tailbone Pain

The tailbone (coccyx) is made up of 3-5 small bones that can be injured by trauma during a fall or prolonged sitting on a hard surface. Less commonly, patients may have degenerative joint changes or experience postpartum tailbone pain.


The following are the most common symptoms of Tailbone Pain.

Individuals may experience symptoms differently.

  • persistent, dull ache
  • sharp pains come from activities such as sitting, or even standing after sitting for a prolonged period of time.


Tailbone pain typically goes away on its own without medical intervention within a few weeks or months. The following are some available treatments of Tailbone Pain.

Please consult with your Hoag physician for a tailored care plan that best suits your situation.

  • Lifestyle Changes 
  • Physical Therapy 
  • Pain Management
  • Surgery