If you are experiencing tailbone pain, our pain management doctors can assess your condition and offer you highly effective treatment options. Book an appointment with us today by calling or visiting us online. We have several locations throughout Florida, including Bradenton FL, Sarasota FL, Venice FL, Englewood FL, Port Charlotte FL, Dunedin FL, and St. Petersburg, FL, for your convenience.
Do You Suffer from Persistent Tailbone Pain?
Below you will find common diagnoses associated with tailbone pain, as well as the treatments we offer to alleviate your discomfort. Our providers will develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your individual needs.
- Disc Degeneration and Disc Spondylosis
- Spinal Canal Stenosis
- Epidural Steroid Injections
- Ganglion Impar Block
- Sacro-Coccygeal Joint Injection
- Tendon Sheath Injections
- Pudendal Nerve Block
- Physical Therapy
If you are suffering from persistent or severe tailbone pain, it can significantly impact your ability to sit, stand, walk, or lie down comfortably. In such cases, seeking tailbone pain treatment may be necessary. While many pain relief treatments focus solely on managing symptoms with pain medication, our approach at Ramos Center aims to identify and address the underlying cause of your tailbone pain to not only alleviate your discomfort but also improve your condition in the long run. To schedule an appointment with us, call or complete our online appointment request form.
How can I determine if my tailbone pain requires medical attention?
Tailbone pain can be categorized as either acute or chronic. Acute tailbone pain is sudden and severe, while chronic tailbone pain lasts for more than three months and can either come and go or persist constantly. The severity of your tailbone pain and the type of pain you are experiencing can be indications that medical attention is needed. For acute tailbone pain, serious issues are usually accompanied by sharp and intense pain. On the other hand, chronic tailbone pain that suggests a serious problem is often a persistent and significant pain that interferes with your ability to perform everyday tasks.
What are the possible reasons for experiencing tailbone pain?
Tailbone pain may originate from various factors, such as injuries, illnesses, conditions, and daily habits. Here are some typical causes of tailbone pain:
- Nerve or joint degeneration around the coccyx
- Direct impact or trauma to the tailbone
- Falling backward onto a hard surface
- Tailbone fracture or injury during childbirth
- Hormonal changes during pregnancy
- Local infection
- Being overweight or underweight
- Compression of nerve roots
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sitting for extended periods of time due to occupation or lifestyle
- Spinal cord issues, which may result from degenerative disc disease or spinal surgery
- Straining due to constipation or hemorrhoids
- Tumors in the coccyx, whether malignant or benign.
What are the options for alleviating tailbone pain?
Typical methods to relieve tailbone pain include specific stretches and exercises, ice or heat therapy, and massage. However, some cases of tailbone pain require more extensive pain relief measures. At Ramos Center, we offer integrative and functional pain medicine to help relieve tailbone pain, with an emphasis on minimally invasive treatment options that address the underlying cause of the pain rather than relying solely on pain medication or surgery.
Our non-surgical treatments for tailbone pain include:
- Coccygeal nerve block
- Epidural steroid injections
- Medical management for chronic tailbone pain
- Physical therapy
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
- Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
- And more!
If you want to learn more about tailbone pain treatment or schedule an appointment with one of our pain management specialists at Ramos Center, please visit our website or call us. We have clinics in Bradenton, Englewood, Sarasota, and Venice, Florida, and serve patients from various locations.