Tailbone (Coccyx) Injury (cont.)
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.
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