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How to get rid of coccyx pain — Pain management in Costa del Sol for coccyx pain

Pain management in Costa del Sol for coccyx pain

Coccyx pain is pain in or around the bony structure at the bottom of the spine (coccyx). It can be caused by a fall, sitting on a hard or narrow surface, degenerative joint changes, or vaginal delivery. In most cases, the discomfort will go away on its own; however, if it continues, you should consult a medical professional. Here are some tips on how to get rid of coccyx pain and where to get pain management in Costa del Sol for coccyx pain.


How to get rid of coccyx pain


When engaged in certain activities, such as sitting, standing for an extended period of time, or rising from a seated position to a standing position, coccyx pain can feel dull and achy before becoming sharp. Sex and defecation can both become uncomfortable. Coccyx pain in women can also make menstruation uncomfortable.

Pain in the coccyx typically disappears on its own after a few weeks or months. In the interim, you might find it helpful to:

  • While you are seated, lean forward slightly.
  • Take a seat on a pillow in the shape of a doughnut or a wedge (V-shaped) cushion.
  • Apply either heat or ice to the area that hurts.
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers 

Pain management in Costa del Sol for coccyx pain

Consult a medical professional if the pain in your coccyx does not go away (chronic coccydynia). In order to rule out the possibility of any other conditions, they may perform a rectal examination. If your doctor suspects that you may have a fracture, degenerative changes, or even, in extremely rare instances, a tumour, he or she may suggest that you undergo magnetic resonance imaging, also known as an MRI.

Our Pain management in Costa del Sol for coccyx pain includes:

  • Physical therapy. A physical therapist may teach you pelvic floor relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and pelvic floor relaxation.
  • Manipulation. Tailbone massage may help relieve pain. Generally speaking, manipulation is performed through the rectum.
  • Medication. A tailbone injection can relieve pain for a few weeks. Antidepressants or antiepileptics may relieve coccyx pain.
  • Surgery. Coccygectomy refers to the surgical removal of the coccyx. This procedure is also known as a coxectomy. This course of action is typically only suggested in the event that all other treatments are unsuccessful.