Coccydynia Relief in Greenville, SC

What is Coccydynia?

Coccydynia is identified as pain in your tailbone (coccyx) that can be caused by a variety of stresses. In some cases this can be caused by childbirth, but it can also be caused by the injury of local trauma as well as repetitive stress. 

Commonly local trauma is the reason for coccydynia. For example, a fall can result in inflammation, fracture, dislocation, or bruising to the bone. 

Actions that require prolonged pressure to the tailbone are considered repetitive stress. For example, sitting on a hard surface for a prolonged amount of time can cause injury to the coccyx. 

While usually not permanently, tailbone pain can become chronic if left untreated. The sooner you seek help from a professional such as a chiropractor, the sooner you can begin your journey to wellness! 

 

What Causes Coccydynia?

Since tailbone pain is caused by pressure or injury to the tailbone, there are many reasons a person may experience coccydynia. Some of the most common causes for injury include: 

  • Horseback riding 

  • Bike riding 

  • Sitting in the wrong position 

  • Sitting on a non padded seat

  • Childbirth

 

Chiropractic Care for Coccydynia

Injury to the coccyx can be extremely hindering seeing as the tailbone assists in walking, running, and moving the legs. The good news is that tailbone pain isn’t usually from an underlying disease. It usually arises from lifestyle habits or injury. This means that in most cases coccydynia is a solvable issue. Spinal decompression therapy can be used alongside exercises that will help increase mobility and stretch the muscles of the buttocks. A chiropractor will be able to carefully assess your symptoms and offer adjustments and muscle massage in order to aid in the healing process of your injured coccyx. The doctor may also recommend exercises for you to do at home to help alleviate the pain. 

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