Coccydynia is pain in the area of the coccyx, or tailbone. The coccyx is a small, curved, V-shaped bone at the bottom of the spine.
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Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. He will do a physical exam, looking to see if the tailbone area is swollen, red, or warm. Tests may include:
- CT scan
—a type of x-ray that uses a computer to make pictures of structures inside the body
—a test that uses radiation to take a picture of structures inside the body, especially bones
These tests can show if there is a