How can I reduce my risk of tailbone pain (coccydynia)?

You can reduce your risk of tailbone pain by:

  • Avoiding falling. Keep your floors and pathways free of loose objects, debris and cords. Make sure all stairs are well lit and include rails. Don’t walk while looking at your cellphone.
  • Avoiding activities that worsen symptoms such as cycling and sitting for long periods of time.

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