Coccydynia (Tailbone pain)

Spine is made up of a series of bones starting from neck(cervical) to tail (coccyx).

All the joints, especially the coccyx is more prone to inflammation and/or pain and may develop localized pain. This pain is known as coccydynia.

Falling down from stairs, falling over your bum , any injury or activity that involve long hours of sitting, are some of the examples where you may develop pain over your tailbone. This involves the bony area between the buttocks and above the anus.

Any injury, strain, sprain over the coccyx , nearby muscles or ligaments can cause inflammation to coccyx.

Symptoms

  • Occasional sharp pains
  • Difficulty sitting down
  • Difficulty standing from sitting position
  • Difficulty passing stools
  • Difficulty having sex

 

Usually the condition self heals over weeks or months but if the pain becomes severe, medical intervention is necessary.

This pain involves soreness or aching and can range from mild to severe. Homeopathic medicines help manage the pain and provide relief to the inflamed area.

Some common causes of coccydynia include

  • Injury or trauma
  • Childbirth
  • Strain on coccyx
  • Being overweight or underweight

Other factors that can imitate coccydynia and pain of tailbone include

  • Sciatica
  • Infection
  • Pilonidal cysts
  • Sacroiliitis

How Homeopathic  Remedies help in Coccydynia

Homeopathic medicines help reduce the inflammation of the coccyx .

With these natural remedies one also experiences strengthen in the surrounding muscles of  the affected area.

Gradually these natural remedies help reduce the pain by activating our natural healing forces

Homeopathic remedies helps heal all the nerve damage around the affected area.

Under conventional mode of treatment, one may be prescribed with anti inflammatory medications, pain medications, local cortisone injections,   which may create side effects.

But homeopathic remedies provide a nature relief by increasing the natural strength of the affected area.

We recommend taking a timely homeopathic treatment as it helps prevent the progression of the disease.

In rare cases, the progression may reach to a stage where surgery might be needed.Here coccyx is removed for a complete relief.

Unlike modern medicine system,homeopathy is not focussed on the outer symptoms but rather on maintaining the inner body equilibrium.

By restoring the constitutional balance within , the patient gets an inner relief from the symptoms as these remedies target the root cause.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Coccydynia

Hypericum: Pain in tailbone after injury

  • Pain in  spine that goes severe
  • Person unable to sit

Rhus Tox: Pain after overexertion

  • Overexertion increases pain
  • Stiffness and soreness on movement
  • Better with warm application

Lachesis : For continuous pain

  • Continuous pain while sitting
  • Feeling of sitting on something sharp

Petroleum: For stiffness

  • For stiffness in coccyx
  • Pain and uneasiness while sitting

Precautionary Measures

  • Ensure that no injury happens to the same area
  • Avid sitting or standing for long periods
  • Use coccyx cushions or padded seats
  • Physiotherapy
  • If pain worsens as a result of stomach issues,  diet needs to be managed

 

If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.

Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies listed above . Consult a qualified homeopath