Tailbone pain, also known as coccydynia, occurs at the base of your spine and is most noticeable when you are sitting down. National Pain Institute offers tailbone pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Tailbone Pain?
Tailbone pain is a type of inflammation around the coccyx at the base of your spine. Discomfort in this area typically indicates that the tailbone has been injured in some way, and you have inflammation that is pressing on the nerves.
What Are the Symptoms of Tailbone Pain?
The most common symptoms of coccydynia are:
- Buttock pain.
- Discomfort when you sit.
- Tenderness around the tailbone at the base of the spine.
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Tailbone Pain?
Tailbone pain may be caused by trauma or poor body mechanics when you sit for extended periods. The inflammation may worsen without treatment and cause you to be almost immobile. Our interventional pain management therapies are performed on an outpatient basis and take relatively little time. You may notice an improvement in your pain immediately after the treatment.
How is Tailbone Pain Treated?
Rest is the best way to heal the tailbone, but sometimes medical intervention is necessary. We may recommend:
- Medications .
- Injections that contain anti-inflammatory steroids and numbing agents .
- Nerve blocks to stop the nerves from sending pain signals to the brain.
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Tailbone Pain?
You will need to follow the advice of your primary physician to heal the injury to your tailbone. The treatments that you receive at National Pain Institute are intended to stop the discomfort so you can focus on other aspects of your treatment.
Injections and nerve blocks contain a local anesthetic that numbs the tailbone area. The effects last only a few hours. Within two to three days, the steroids start to help with any inflammation, and the benefits may last for several months. With proper self-care and rest, this is ample time for the tailbone to heal.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers tailbone pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.