Coccydynia, or tailbone pain, is caused by the inflammation of the bottom-most portion of the spine. Sometimes, the pain is acute, which typically occurs when it’s caused by a fall. Other times, coccydynia is chronic condition that can be caused by everything from childbirth to sitting on hard surfaces for long periods of time. No matter what type of coccydynia they have, people in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia, area can rely on Pain Care for help managing their condition.
Coccydynia is characterized by a dull pain at the base of the spine that suddenly becomes sharper with specific movements such as moving from a sitting position to standing, spending long lengths of time standing, driving for long stretches, and so on. When coccydynia patients come to any of Pain Care’s offices in Atlanta, GA, they’ll be seen by our physicians, who are board certified and focus specifically on managing various types of pain. They offer a level of expertise in this area that many general practitioners can’t. Because our physicians aim to return patients to the lifestyles they have been missing out on due to pain – not to simply provide a one-size-fits-all approach – we develop treatment plans that reflect a particular patient’s needs and goals.
Depending on the individual case, our coccydynia treatment recommendations may include:
- Physical therapy, such as specific stretches and exercises
- Over-the-counter or prescription medications
- Applying ice and/or heat to the affected area
- Addressing triggers of the pain (for example, sitting on cushion if being seated irritates the problem)
- Nerve block injections
- Surgical intervention (only in rare, severe cases that don’t respond to less invasive treatment efforts)
If you live in the Metro Atlanta area and you’d like to learn more about the approaches to coccydynia treatment that Pain Care offers, we invite you to contact us today. You can call us with any questions you have, or use our online form to request an appointment.