Review Article
Volume 11 Issue 10 - 2020
Coccydynia Revision: Quick Review
Restrpo Jaime Manotas1*, Gil Sofía Pérez2and Corrales Martín Suárez3
1MD Lawyer, Orthopedics and Traumatology in Spinal Surgery and Pelvic Ring Complex Reconstruction, Senior Management; Phd Candidate in Law, Colombia
2Medicine Student VIII, University of Manizales, Manizales, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Restrpo Jaime Manotas, MD Lawyer, Orthopedics and Traumatology in Spinal Surgery and Pelvic Ring Complex Reconstruction, Senior Management; Phd Candidate in Law, Colombia.
Received: March 26, 2020; Published: September 30, 2020


Coccydynia is a term that refers to pain in the region of the coccyx. Most cases are associated with abnormal mobility of the coccyx which may trigger a chronic inflammatory process leading to degeneration of this structure. In some patients this instability may be detected on dynamic radiological examination. Nonsurgical management remains the gold standard treatment for coccydynia, consisting of decreased sitting, seat cushioning, coccygeal massage, stretching, and manipulation, local injection of steroids or anesthetics, and postural adjustments. Those patients who fail these conservative modalities may potentially benefit from coccygectomy. However, surgical intervention is typically reserved for patients with evidence of advanced coccygeal instability (e.g. subluxation or hypermobility) or spicule formation, as this population appears to exhibit the greatest improvement postoperatively.

Keywords: Coccygodynia; Coccydynia; Coccyalgia; Pain Therapy; Coccygectomy; Functional Radiographs; Dislocation; Hypermobility; Instability


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Citation: Jaime Manotas., et al. “Coccydynia Revision: Quick Review”. EC Orthopaedics 11.10 (2020): 77-89.

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