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.
Pain Medications The effects of pain medication are different for each person. Pain also varies in tolerance as well from person to person. There are several different pain medications such as NSAIDS, acetaminophen, and narcotics.