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Tailbone (Coccyx) Injury (cont.)

Medical Treatment

In addition to home care, a physician may be able to provide further relief of pain with other medical and, rarely, surgical interventions.

  • Stronger pain medications may be prescribed at the discretion of your physician.
  • Stool softeners may be prescribed to prevent constipation.
  • Injections of local anesthetics or corticosteroids into the coccyx area are sometimes required to treat continuing pain.
  • Rarely, the coccyx may be surgically removed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/27/2014

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