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Coccydynia

The coccyx, or tailbone, is found at the end of the spine. If it is injured or broken, pain can persist for a prolonged period. If the pain does not improve over time, an RCIPS specialist can inject local anesthetic to diagnosis coccydynia, which is an inflammation at the front of the tailbone. This can be treated with an injection of a steroid. While you lie on your stomach, the doctor uses fluoroscopic guidance to identify the affected area. Injections can be repeated for prolonged relief, but if the steroid does not provide relief of sufficient duration, a small part of the coccyx can be heated gently to “turn the nerves off” for a prolonged period of time.

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