What can I expect if I have tailbone pain (coccydynia)?

Dull pain, hard pain, stabbing pain, and any other amount and severity of pain in between. Your pain will be worse when you sit and stand up, and also when you have a bowel movement and have sexual intercourse.

How long will I have tailbone pain (coccydynia)?

Only a few days or weeks, typically. Less time if you use your at-home remedies.

When can I go back to work/school?

Tailbone pain is uncomfortable but it shouldn’t keep you from your daily activities. If it does, contact your healthcare provider and make an appointment right away.

What is the outlook for tailbone pain (coccydynia)?

Tailbone pain is not something you just have to live with. Follow the at-home remedy recommendations and check with your healthcare provider about outpatient options.

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