How is Tailbone Pain Treated?
In order to be diagnosed with the condition coccydynia, a thorough medical review and physical examination must be performed by a physician. Any injuries to the tailbone area must be reported during the consultation. The physical examination will include a thorough inspection to detect any abnormal masses. An X-ray or MRI scan may also be performed to detect any fractures or ligament and muscle damage.
Patients who suffer from tailbone pain are typically advised to use a well-padded seat when sitting for an extended period of time. A pain physician may also recommend anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, nerve blocks or a combination to help alleviate the pain.
In the majority of cases, patients will notice a lower level of tailbone pain with these simple treatments. If the pain is not alleviated, a physician may recommend surgery or another more aggressive approach.
For more resources on coccydynia, or tailbone pain, and tailbone pain causes, contact the pain physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine®, proudly serving the greater Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas area.