At Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation, our staff of medical doctors, physical therapists, doctors of chiropractic, and acupuncturists are determined to help patients suffering from painful conditions find relief without resorting to surgery or the long-term use of painkilling medications. Because our office provides a number of conservative methods of rehabilitation, as well as interventional procedures such as coccyx injections, we are able to provide solutions to a number of painful injuries and conditions.
Injections of a corticosteroid as well as an anesthetic may be used as part of an overall plan of rehabilitation and pain management when lower back pain originates from the coccyx (the tailbone). While numbing agents provide temporary relief, corticosteroids last for several weeks, often allowing patients to use physical therapy, chiropractic, or other rehabilitative practices to manage the trauma or illness that is causing pain.
The technical term for pain in the tailbone is coccydynia. Found at the base of the spine, the coccyx is surrounded by tendons and ligaments which can be affected by injury or disease. While the symptoms and severity of this condition vary between patients, the main indicator of coccydynia is pain that is aggravated or caused by sitting.