How is coccydynia (tailbone pain) diagnosed?
First, after getting your general medical history, your healthcare provider will ask you about any recent traumas including a fall or childbirth. Next he/she will do a visual examination of the area checking for an obvious fracture, deformity, mass or an abscess (infection).
What tests are used to diagnose tailbone pain (coccydynia)?
To check for a fracture:
- CT scan.
To check for inflammation and chordoma (a rare type of cancerous tumor of the spine):
- Bone scan.