Coccyx Problems

Coccyx problems often start as a niggle and over time can become extremely problematic. Here at the Pelvic Physio’s Oxford we see them often and have great success in treating them.

Sometimes people will describe an event that has happened such as falling directly onto the coccyx or following child birth or after a long cycle and sometimes its something that just starts with no rhyme or reason to it.

We would recommend initially after injuring a coccyx to try and stay off it a bit like a really bad ankle sprain where you might be advised to wear a boot. In order to stay off it we would advise an 8 degree wedge cut out cushion. You must try and use this cushion all the time along with taking regular pain killers.

If after a couple of weeks it is not getting better we would strongly advise you going to see a pelvic health physiotherapist. Firstly, they can check the pain isn’t being referred from your back. Secondly, they can see if the pelvic floor is contributing to the pain. The pelvic floor will often make coccyx pain worse as all the fibers of the pelvic floor attach to the coccyx, we would not recommend doing pelvic floor exercises as this can make the pain worse. If the pelvic floor is contributing to the pain they can show you how to address this and improve things. The physiotherapist will also look at the other muscles around the pelvis to make sure they are working as they should and advise accordingly if not.

Please do get in touch if you are having problems with coccyx pain we would be delighted to help. We have clinics at

Unipart House, Garsington
Raleigh Park Clinic, Oxford
TOPS Health, Summertown
The Wellness, Deddington
Brackley Medical Centre, Brackley


Pelvic Physios Oxford

At Pelvic Physios Oxford we believe in the value of specialist care. All our physiotherapists have been trained at post graduate level in the area of Pelvic Health, in order to ensure you are receiving the best quality care.