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Treatment for Spinal Pain in Atlanta, GA


Coccydynia is an inflammation of the tip of the tailbone, called the coccyx. If you’re struggling with this condition, you may be experiencing pain and tenderness between the buttocks that can make it difficult to sit or even walk comfortably.

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, our team of spine pain specialists can help diagnose and treat your tailbone pain at the source. We use a variety of advanced therapies and procedures to help reduce your pain and improve the function of your spine. Our experts are well-equipped to provide you with an effective treatment plan that best suits your individual needs.

If you’re ready to start feeling more comfortable and free of tailbone pain, contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Atlanta, GA. We look forward to helping you find the relief you deserve.

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Treatment & Diagnosis of Coccydynia

The most common symptom of coccydynia is pain in the tailbone area. This pain can be dull or sharp and may worsen when sitting, leaning back while sitting, or when standing up from a seated position. Other symptoms may include:

  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Discomfort when changing positions after sitting or standing for a long time
  • Tenderness and swelling around the tailbone

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to seek medical treatment from a trusted physician.

At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, we offer various treatment options for coccydynia, including:

  • Physical Therapy: Our licensed physical therapists work with patients to stretch and strengthen the muscles surrounding the tailbone, as well as recommend exercises to improve overall spine health.
  • Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers (such as ibuprofen) or prescription medication may be recommended to relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques like massage, trigger point therapy, and chiropractic manipulation can help reduce pain and improve mobility.
  • Coccyx Cushions: Special seats or cushions designed to relieve pressure on the tailbone can help reduce pain when sitting.

In rare cases where conservative measures fail, a doctor may recommend injection therapy, radiofrequency ablation, or in very rare cases, surgery.

Our team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to provide the best possible outcome and relief from your coccydynia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes coccydynia?

Coccydynia can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Trauma: Injury or trauma to the tailbone, such as a fall or childbirth, can cause coccydynia.
  • Prolonged sitting: Sitting for long periods on a hard surface, such as a desk chair, car seat, or bench, can put pressure on the tailbone and lead to coccydynia.
  • Poor posture: Slouching or sitting in an uncomfortable position can strain the muscles and ligaments around the tailbone, causing pain.
  • Degenerative conditions: Conditions that cause degeneration or damage to the spine, such as arthritis or osteoporosis, can cause coccydynia.
  • Infection: In rare cases, infections near the tailbone can cause coccydynia.

If you are experiencing symptoms of coccydynia, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Who is at the greatest risk for developing coccydynia?

Coccydynia can affect anyone, but certain individuals may be at a higher risk, including:

  • Women: Coccydynia is more common in women than in men, especially during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Individuals with obesity: Excess weight can put additional pressure on the tailbone, increasing the risk of coccydynia.
  • Elderly individuals: As people age, the discs and bones in the spine may degenerate, leading to coccydynia.
  • Athletes: Certain sports or activities that involve falls or direct impacts to the tailbone, such as cycling, ice skating or horseback riding, can increase the risk of coccydynia.

By understanding the risk factors for coccydynia, individuals can take preventative measures, such as maintaining a healthy weight, practicing good posture, and using protective padding during certain activities to avoid developing tailbone pain. If pain or discomfort develops, it's important to seek medical attention to minimize the impact of the condition.

Do you accept insurance for coccydynia treatment?

Yes! The Physicians believe that leading-edge care for chronic spinal pain should be accessible to everyone who needs it, and we’re proud to accept insurance from providers across the Atlanta area. Visit our Insurance page to see our list of accepted providers.

How can I get started with the best chronic pain specialist near me?

If you’re ready to find relief from tailbone pain, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists are here to consult with you, answer your questions, and get you started on the road to relief. Schedule your appointment today using our easy online tool.