Tailbone pain, also known as coccyx pain or coccydynia, is defined by a painful sensation right at the bottom of the spine and above the buttock, where the bony structure of the coccyx is. The causes can be various: whether it is because of an overuse injury during a sports activity (cycling, rowing) or after a fall.
But it is also one of the most common pains in pregnant women. During the last trimester of pregnancy and because of the baby growing, ligaments surrounding the coccyx get loose to make more room, moving the coccyx. This is why more women are victims of tailbone pain than men. Plus, it can also happen during and after vaginal childbirth.
So what are the symptoms and how is it possible to manage tailbone pain?