Coccydynia is tailbone pain that occurs in or around the bony structure at the bottom of the spine (coccyx).
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
When engaged in specific activities, such as sitting, standing for an extended period of time, or rising from a seated to a standing position, tailbone discomfort can initially seem dull and achy before becoming severe. Sex and defecation can both become uncomfortable. Women who experience tailbone discomfort may find that it is uncomfortable to menstruate.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES & RISK FACTORS?
The coccyx, the bony structure at the base of the spine, can be injured during a fall, from extended sitting on a hard surface, from degenerative joint changes, or during vaginal birthing, resulting in tailbone discomfort.