Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Evaluation Treatment Home Care pain control warning signs Underlying Cause Anatomy

Pain in the Tailbone Home Care

Home care for coccyx pain includes:

Pain in the Tailbone Pain Control

Medications commonly used to control pain and inflammation in adults with coccyx pain include:


Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.

Aspirin

Ibuprofen

Naproxen

Ketoprofen

NSAID Precautions

Pain in the Tailbone Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have coccyx pain and any of the following:

Continue to Pain in the Tailbone Underlying Cause

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Pain in the Tailbone References
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