Coccydynia is persistent, chronic pain of the coccyx (tailbone). The tailbone is the small, triangular bone at the bottom of the spine. It’s the last segment of the spinal column and is made up of 3-5 vertebrae. When the tailbone sustains an injury or damage, it causes inflammation that leads to pain and tenderness. Common causes of coccydynia include:
Keep reading to learn the symptoms to watch out for and treatment options available.
If you have coccydynia, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
Acute coccydynia typically resolves within weeks or months. However, tailbone pain can become chronic (lasting longer than three months), if instability, soft tissue strain and inflammation aren’t treated. Some people live with the pain for months or even years. Treatment plans focus on reducing pain, loosening tense muscles, and relieving inflammation in the affected area. Common treatment methods include:
Coccydynia can cause chronic pain and inflammation that doesn’t respond to traditional treatments. At that point, your doctor might suggest a surgical procedure to remove part or all of your coccyx. But before you undergo an invasive surgery, we encourage you to consider one more treatment that may be an option for you: scrambler therapy.
Scrambler therapy is a safe and non-invasive treatment option that has proven effective at relieving several types of chronic pain. Your brain is neuroplastic, which means it can make new connections and rewire itself to adapt to new circumstances. Scrambler therapy uses electrostimulation to retrain your brain to accept new, non-pain messages from nerve fibers that were previously sending pain signals to the brain. Scrambler therapy requires several sessions — approximately 9 to 10 — over a two-week period. It’s very safe and has no documented side effects.
Radiant Pain Relief Centres administers scrambler therapy to treat chronic pain conditions like coccydynia.On average, our patients experience an 84% reduction in pain, and more than 90% of our patients conclude therapy with a pain score of zero or near zero.
We have a start-to-finish comprehensive care model and payment plans that make scrambler therapy accessible and affordable for everyone with chronic pain. We offer a free evaluation and free scrambler therapy session so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not this treatment is right for you before you invest.
Don’t resign yourself to a life of pain. Please call us today or submit a contact form for more information.