Tailbone Pain Sign
Tailbone pain is a symptom of a condition whose conspicuous feature is the inflammation of the coccyx or tailbone.
It is medically referred to as coccydynia.
The area most affected by inflammation is between the buttocks.
Pain is the most prevalent sign of coccydynia and increases with continuous sitting which puts pressure on the tip of the tailbone.
There are other disorders that trigger tailbone pain and they include spinal stenosis, cysts and tailbone fracture as a result of injuries.
Coccydynia is diagnosed based on the exclusion of other disorders and includes imaging techniques such as CAT scans and MRI.
The treatment of tail bone pain is predominantly palliative.
Tail bone pain is prevented by not sitting for prolonged periods of time on a hard surface.
Rest and the avoidance of abrupt contact with the area are advised.
Pain medications such as antiinflammatory medications are helpful in alleviating symtoms.
Severe cases of pain are treated with cortisone injections.