Tailbone (Coccyx) Injury Topic Guide
Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia): A coccyx injury results in pain and discomfort in the tailbone area (the condition is called coccydynia). These injuries may result in a bruise, dislocation, or fracture (break) of the coccyx. Treatment may involve taking pain medications, using stool softeners, corticosteroid injections, or surgical removal of the coccyx.
CT Scan (CAT Scan, Computerized Axial Tomography) Computerized tomography scans (CT scans) are an important diagnostic tool for a variety of medical conditions. The process uses X-rays and a computer to produce cross-sectional images of the body.