Back Pain Related to the Coccyx

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Chin explains how the coccyx can be a source of back pain and what the treatment options are.

Coccyx is vestigial tail bone that can be vulnerable to trauma, as seen in fractures during childbirth and with repetitive trauma to truck drivers or equestrians.  Also, seen in patients who like winter sports (snowboarding or skiing).

What are their options? They can wait, or get a coccygectomy (surgical removal of the coccyx). 


Assoc. Prof. of Clinical Rad.

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