Archive for March, 2012

Coccygodynia: A Case Report of Post-Traumatic Pelvic Floor Pain Due to Myofascial Trigger Points

Coccygodynia has been termed a “pain in the rear.” The painful coccyx first coined as “coccygodynia” some 150 years ago is still a misunderstood symptom that affects women more frequent- ly than men and most often after a traumatic incident.  Sixty percent of patients with common coccygodynia present with mechanical coccygeal lesions that most frequently follow a fall onto the buttocks.  Forty percent of the patients with coccygodynia present with normal alignment and proper function of the coccyx with “idiopathic” causes. Recently, a significant study implied that coccygodynia is primarily due to physical pathology rather than a manifestation of an underlying neurosis. Read the article