Coccyx pain

tailbone pain - coccydynia - coccygodynia

Coccyx pain or tailbone pain is often caused by falling backwards or by childbirth, though the cause of pain is unknown in about a third of cases. It makes it very painful to sit down. There are effective treatments available, and the great majority of sufferers can be cured. You're not alone, and you're not going mad!

This site is intended to provide information about coccyx pain, but you will have to go to a doctor (usually an orthopedic specialist) for advice on and treatment of your particular problems.

Use the links on the right to understand the causes of coccyx pain, the diagnosis and treatment. Most coccyx pain is caused by the coccyx dislocating when you sit. In such cases, manual treatments, if applied by an expert, may relieve the pain. Injections of cortisone help some people. If other treatments fail, removal of the coccyx may be effective in suitable cases. This is best carried out by an surgeon who has a record of experience and success with this operation.

You can read my own story of tailbone pain here. I am not a doctor - I am a retired physicist. My name is Jon Miles and I live in Oxfordshire, England. I developed coccydynia in 1993 following an accident, and created this website to provide sufferers and medical personnel with accurate information about this condition.

Updated pages:

2015-10-04 - Personal experiences

2015-09-27 - New book on tailbone pain

2015-09-20 - Specialists in the Netherlands ++ Specialists in the USA (Illinois, Florida, Tennessee)

2015-08-30 - TENS and acupuncture

2015-06-28 - Medical papers

2015-06-14 - Coccyx.org site policy ++ Coccyx cushions

2015-04-26 - Experiencias personales

2015-03-01 - Specialists in China

2015-02-15 - Leisure

2015-02-01 - Comments from specialists

2015-01-25 - Esperienze personali ++ Travel for coccyx pain sufferers ++ Specialists in Switzerland ++ Specialists in Denmark ++ Specialists in the UK (Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire)

2014-12-14 - Specialists in Saudi Arabia

2014-12-07 - Specialists in Argentina ++ Specialists in Kuwait ++ Specialists in South Korea ++ Specialists in Turkey ++ Specialists in France

2014-11-23 - Expériences personnelles

2014-11-09 - Tailbone Injury Hall of Fame

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