Tailbone Pain

Below you will find more information about Tailbone Pain from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Tailbone Pain it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Tailbone Pain and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Tailbone Pain comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Tailbone pain, also known as coccydynia, refers to the inflammation of the coccyx, the bone located in between the buttocks.

Diagnosis

Tailbone pain is diagnosed by studying the symptoms present in the patient.

Treatment

Treatment for the illness is by providing comfort on the swelling area. Adding a cushion to the place where the person is going to sit. Severe cases are treated corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation.

Symptoms and Signs

Among the symptoms included in tailbone pain are swelling and tenderness of the tailbone. Persons with this disease often find it painful to sit down.

Causes

Tailbone pain is caused by injuries such as a fractured bone, pilonidal cysts and sciatica.

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