Pain in the tailbone can be due to trauma, excessive mobility of the tailbone, infection, tumour or fracture. Most often there is no cause of this pain. A thorough medical history and clinical examination are essential in diagnosing the cause. Was there any history of trauma in the recent past? A lateral X-ray of the tailbone may be advised by your doctor to rule out fracture or any other pathology. Treatment is usually conservative .Weight reduction if you are obese and physical therapy may help.Treatment of the specific cause if any.
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