Tailbone pain is also known as coccygodenia. The tailbone is composed of 2 to 4 tiny vertebrae at the very bottom of the pelvis that are attached to each other and surrounding structures by muscles, tendons and ligaments.
The coccyx can be hurt in a backward fall, hard sitting, childbirth and a variety of other situations. Given the amount of winter we see in Watertown, it's not unusual for us to see a few cases a year at Deutsch Chiropractic.
Tailbone pain can be relatively severe and persistent, and it's not unusual that the sufferer cannot sit down comfortably without a “doughnut” or “butt doughnut”.
- More about tailbone pain.