Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Pain in the Coccyx Treatment

Treatment for coccyx pain depends on the underlying cause. However, treatment for coccyx pain may include warm or cold compresses, special pillows, physical therapy, and pain medications. In rare cases of long-standing, severe coccyx pain that does not respond to treatment, the coccyx may be surgically removed.

Treatment for coccyx pain may include:

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Last Updated: Jun 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pain in the Coccyx References
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