[Coccygodynia: value of dynamic lateral x-ray films in sitting position]

Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1992 Nov 30;59(11):728-31.
[Article in French]


In coccygodynia, pain is most severe in the sitting position. This prompted a study comparing lateral roentgenograms of the coccyx taken with the patient lying on the side. In this prospective study, eight of 30 patients had posterior subdislocation of the coccyx which caused pain and was visible only on the films taken in the sitting position.

MeSH terms

  • Coccyx / diagnostic imaging
  • Coccyx / injuries*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Dislocations / complications
  • Joint Dislocations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / etiology
  • Posture
  • Sacrococcygeal Region / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sacrococcygeal Region / injuries
  • Sacrococcygeal Region / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed