Coccydynia pain can affect individuals of any age. However, specific factors may increase the likelihood of developing this condition. Some potential risk factors for coccydynia include:
Trauma or Injury:
Individuals who have experienced direct injuries or trauma to the tailbone, such as falls or childbirth-related injuries, have a higher risk of coccydynia pain.
Engaging in activities that repeatedly stress the tailbone, like cycling, rowing, or prolonged sitting on hard surfaces, may elevate the risk.
Maintaining poor posture, especially during extended periods of sitting, can exert pressure on the tailbone and increase the risk of coccydynia.
Excess weight or obesity can add pressure to the tailbone and surrounding structures, potentially leading to coccyx pain.
Older individuals may be more susceptible to coccydynia due to age-related degenerative changes in the coccyx and nearby structures.
Women may have a higher risk of tailbone pain due to the potential for injury or trauma during childbirth. The female pelvis is generally wider, which can affect coccyx alignment and pressure.
People with a sedentary lifestyle or desk jobs involving prolonged sitting may experience coccydynia pain more frequently.
Certain medical conditions, such as hypermobility of the sacrococcygeal joint or inflammatory joint disorders, may increase the risk of coccydynia.