Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia) Video Transcription

Coccydynia is pain in your coccyx or tailbone area. Coccydynia or tailbone pain is felt directly in the coccyx area. It is typically worse with sitting, particularly on hard surfaces.

Potential causes of coccydynia would be pregnancy and particularly vaginal delivery, certain athletic activities such as horseback riding or bike riding, a history of a fall on a patient’s coccyx or trauma to the coccyx such as a fracture, as well as pelvic floor muscle dysfunction or pelvic floor spasm, where the muscles are pulling on the coccyx, and that will irritate the nerves around the coccyx. Part of the treatment for coccyx pain is to have a proper cushion when you sit down, to relieve pressure on the coccyx.