The coccyx, or tailbone, can be a source of chronic pain. Coccydynia is a term used for tailbone pain, which can be caused by a variety of injuries or degenerative conditions. One of the most effective options in treating and relieving tailbone pain, or coccydynia, is a coccyx injection. Caliber Pain™ offers interventional treatments for lower back and pelvic pain at our clinic in New York City, including coccyx injections.
Coccyx injections can include a local anesthetic and a steroid, offering immediate numbing in the area and an anti-inflammatory agent. The local aesthetic can help relieve pain and work as a diagnostic tool. If the numbing agent relieves pain, it can help pinpoint the source of pain in the coccyx. The steroid can offer anti-inflammatory benefits for longer pain relief.
Image Guided Tailbone Injections
At Caliber Pain™, we offer both x-ray guided fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided coccyx injections for the precise delivery of medication. Coccydynia and tailbone pain can be caused by a variety of factors that may be difficult to diagnose through imaging alone. Our state-of-the-art medical facility utilizes advanced imaging to deliver coccyx injections to the precise area to relieve pain and provide diagnostic details.
Coccyx injections for diagnosis or pain relief are an outpatient procedure that usually can be completed in less than a half hour. There is no downtime after the injection, unless sedation is required. If sedation is used during the injection, you will need an adult to bring you home after your procedure for safety.
Coccyx injections can relieve tailbone pain without surgery or more invasive procedures. If you have coccydynia or other types of coccyx pain, contact our team at Caliber Pain™ today to schedule your appointment. We offer coccyx injections and interventional treatments for pain relief in Midtown Manhattan.