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:
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.
TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation).
Mobilization & Manipulation of tail bone
Soft Tissue Release
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 www.dynafisio.com or call on 8929294515.
To get best recovery in case you have tail bone pain visit your nearby physiotherapist or physician