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.

Symptoms

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.

Treatments

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