Any kind of persistent tailbone discomfort is referred to as coccydynia.
The coccyx is the medical name for the tailbone, which lies at the bottom of the spine. The most common symptom of coccydynia is a localized pain that usually gets worse when you sit down or when you do anything that puts pressure on the lower back.
Women are substantially more likely than men to have the condition. It is usually caused by trauma to the tailbone or surrounding area, such as a backward fall or childbirth. On rare occasions, an infection or tumor also cause pain in the coccyx.
The purpose of coccydynia treatment is usually to reduce pain by reducing the pressure on the tailbone, lowering inflammation or muscular tension, or reducing pain signals to the brain using medicines. Tailbone pain is usually controlled or alleviated by a combination of treatments and activity modification.
The majority of coccydynia cases (around 90%) are treated without surgery, and coccyx pain will often get better with no treatment at all. Physiotherapy and coccyx injections may be recommended if symptoms do not improve.