Symptoms of tailbone pain (coccyx pain)

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The symptoms described vary, sitting pain being the most common:

If the pain was caused by trauma, then there may be other parts of the body damaged as well. If this damage includes the sacrum, hips or legs, it may be very difficult to sort out what is causing the most pain. An injection of local anesthetic to the coccyx area helps to find out how much of the pain is caused by the coccyx.

Secondary symptoms

If the pain persists for a long time, it is common for people to get secondary symptoms, such as:

Updated 2017-12-10

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