The coccyx, or tailbone, is the lowest region of your spine, and it sits directly below the sacrum. Your tailbone is made up of 3 to 5 small bones that naturally fuse together by about age 30. It’s positioned at the bottom of your spine, and the coccyx helps support your weight while you sit.


-Adolescents and adults


-People who are obese

Being female and obese are the 2 biggest risk factors. Women are affected by coccydynia 5 times more than men, which is likely due to injuries during childbirth. Also, the female coccyx is positioned farther back than its male counterpart, making it more vulnerable to trauma.


Trauma from falling or being bumped

Repetitive action, such as extensive bike riding or rowing


Other possible causes of coccydynia include:

-Bone spurs on the coccyx

– Joint instability

-Spinal arthritis


The main symptom is pain and tenderness in the area just above the buttocks.

The pain may:

-be dull and achy most of the time, with occasional sharp pains

-be worse when sitting down, moving from sitting to standing, standing for long periods

-make it very difficult to sleep and carry out everyday activities, such as driving or bending over


-self-care measures, such as avoiding prolonged sitting, using a specially-designed coccyx cushion

-non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs



-Ergonomic adjustments

– Pain management by electrotherapy including TENS and UST

-Manual Therapy which includes- stretchings, mobilisation and soft tissue releases .

– Dry needling has proven to be very effective as well.

– Stretching of Piriformis muscle, Iliopsoas and glute stretch (PIGEON POSE)

– Exc like single  kee hugging

If you are suffering from chronic tailbone pain than visit your nearest Physician or Physiotherapy centre .

Or visit us at Dynafisio – or call at 8929294515

Tail Bone Physiotherapy Treatment At Dynafisio – Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre in DLF Phase 4 & Sector 83 Gurgaon

Tailbone pain (coccydynia) can make everyday tasks uncomfortable and unbearable. The coccyx, a small triangular bone at the bottom of the spinal column, can get bruised, inflammed and even fractured. Prolonged sitting increases pain. 

Coccy is a triangular bone at the end of the spine and dynia means pain. So it’s a pain in coccyx bone or tail bone.

Why does my tailbone hurt?

Tailbone pain ranges from a dull ache to a fierce stab. It can last for weeks, months or sometimes longer. There are three types of events that cause tailbone pain:

External Trauma: A bruised, broken or dislocated coccyx caused by a fall.

Internal Trauma: Trauma caused by a difficult childbirth or from sitting on a narrow or hard surface for too long. So in females its 5 times more common then male

Others: Infection, abscess and tumors.

What are the symptoms of tailbone pain (coccydynia)?

The symptoms of coccydynia include:

Achy or piercing pain in the tailbone.

More severe pain when changing from sitting to standing up.

More severe pain when sitting for long periods of time.

Pain during bowel movements.

Pain during sex.

Other related symptoms that may occur with coccydynia include:



Poor sleep.

Painful buttocks.

Back pain.

Diagnostic tests for Cocyxdynia :- CT Scan, MRI & X-Rays

Treatment of tail bone pain at Dynafisio – Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre in DLF Phase 4 & Sector 83 Gurgaon 

At our physiotherapy centre in Gurgaon we have got a best team of physiotherapist who specializes in advance techniques like manipulation & mobilization, dry needling, tissue release, LASER Therapy, IFT Therapy, TENS, Contrast Bath, Stretches & Strengthening

Taking a NSAID like ibuprofen to reduce pain and swelling.

Decreasing sitting time. Lean forward if you have to sit.

Taking a hot bath to relax muscles and ease pain.

Using a wedge-shaped gel cushion or coccygeal cushion (a “donut” pillow) when sitting.

Taking stool softeners to reduce pain during bowel movements.

Stretching and strengthening the muscles of your lower back and pelvis.

Applying hot or cold packs to your lower back. Apply for no longer than 20 to 30 minutes, several times a day.

Wearing loose-fitting clothing.

Other treatments for tailbone pain (coccydynia) include:

Massage therapy (usually only provides temporary relief).

Stretching exercises and posture improvement guided by a physical therapist.

Dry needling

TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation).

Mobilization & Manipulation of tail bone

LASER Therapy


Soft Tissue Release



Kegel’s Exercise

Strengthening Lower back / Core

Sitz bath both hot and cold etc

For more info contact our best team of physiotherapist or connect us by visiting or call on 8929294515.

To get best recovery in case you have tail bone pain visit your nearby physiotherapist or physician