Coccygodynia: Treatment

Orthopedics. 2003 Apr;26(4):403-5; discussion 405.


This article presents a retrospective review of the treatment of coccygodynia. The past 5 years of conservative treatment for coccygodynia were reviewed, including local injection. The results were evaluated. Retrospectively, the past 20 years of surgical treatment for coccygodynia were reviewed and the clinical results were evaluated. Twenty-four patients were treated with local injection and 15 patients were treated with coccygectomy. Local injection was successful in 78% of patients. Coccygectomy was successful in 87% of patients. The results of conservative treatment with local injection for coccygodynia appear to be successful. However, no other historical literature exists to compare these results. The results of coccygectomy for coccygodynia were also highly successful, and the success rate compares favorably to previous historical data in the literature.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Coccyx / surgery*
  • Female
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Spinal
  • Male
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Pain / drug therapy*
  • Pain / surgery
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sacrococcygeal Region
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Glucocorticoids