Pain in the coccyx

Pain in the coccyx is also known as coccydynia. The coccyx is the lowest part of the spine, below the sacrum. You can feel the coccyx in the upper part of the anal fold.

These stabbing and pulling pains that spread out locally may be caused by frequent sitting on hard chairs or bicycle saddles. It is probably due to the anatomy of the pelvis that women are more often affected by this pain than men are. As the cause of the pain often remains unclear, it is thought that it may also have psychosomatic causes.

If the pain does not disappear on its own, physical treatments such as heat treatments, relaxation exercises and pelvic floor exercises are needed. If the pain continues, we carry out infiltration treatment with medicines, usually with local anaesthetics. These infiltrations often bring about healing.