The tailbone can be found at the end of the spinal column. It supports the body in a sitting position and helps transfer body weight during changes in sitting positions. It is also an area where muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons from other locations in the body come together. Excess pressure can affect these structures.
In most cases, the specific cause of coccydynia is not known. Other times, it may be caused by:
Trauma or injury from falls
Tailbone shift during childbirth
Other stress that affects that tailbone
Pain can come from bones, muscles, nerves, or supporting structures.
Coccydynia is more common in females. Other factors that may increase your chance of coccydynia include:
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