The tail bone is called the Coccyx. Pain in the area of the coccyx is called Coccydynia.
There are many causes of such pain. One of the commonest triggers of such pain is an injury, when a person falls down on his tail. THis is the cause for you. Other causes of such pain are pilonodal cyst, tarlov cysts, etc. In a large number of cases, no specific cause of the pain can be identified.
You can try initially with some home treatment for this:
Avoid prolonged sitting
Use a specially designed 'coccyx cushion', you can get this online.
Alternate cold and warm compresses
Use a hand held massager in this region to get relief
Avoid constipation as far as possible – take a lot of fluids and high fiber diet.
Take OTC painkillers like Motrin when pain is severe
Physiotherapy is the most important – do the exercises given in the video below:
If the pain persists, you have to show your doctor.
Your doctor can treat this by:
Surgery – this is the last resort.
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