Tailbone (Coccyx) Injury (cont.)
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Tailbone Pain Causes
There are many different conditions that can lead to tailbone pain. Often, the cause of the pain is unknown (idiopathic) and never determined. Conditions known to lead to coccyx pain include the following.
Trauma: Injury to the coccyx is a very common cause of tailbone pain. Injury to the coccyx may lead to a bruise, fracture, or dislocation of the coccyx.
Less common causes of coccyx pain include bone spurs, compression of nerve roots, localized infections, and tumors.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/12/2015
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