Muscle Pain Near Tailbone

muscle pain near tailbone

Symptom – Are you experiencing muscle pain near your tailbone? 

The tailbone, also called the coccyx, is located at the bottom of your spine. Usually, it aids in stabilization of your body and your pelvis, specifically when sitting. And muscle pain near your tailbone may become uncomfortable in seated positions. It might ache or feel sore. It may even be tender to touch near or around the area. So what’s going on? 

What is causing your muscle pain near your tailbone? 

If you’re far into your pregnancy (in your last trimester), it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you may experience muscle pain or aches near your tailbone and pelvis. The ligaments around the tailbone become more loose at this stage in your pregnancy to accommodate the baby. However, they may feel sore or like muscle pain as your body changes. But if the pain feels unusual, get it checked out by your doctor.  

Bad posture is also a common cause of muscle pain near your tailbone. It can place pressure on the spine and coccyx. Consequently, your muscles or tendons may come under stress. They become tight and strained, leading to muscle pain and discomfort.  

If you’ve recently injured your mid or low back, muscle pain near your tailbone may arise. Imbalances occur causing tenderness and discomfort in and around the spine and low spine areas. In particular, a gluteus maximus injury or muscle strain may cause pain near the tailbone. The gluteus maximus attaches to the tailbone (coccyx) and may pull or become tightened when injured or aggravated. If you are experiencing another type of bone pain, check out our article here.


How can you relieve your muscle pain near your tailbone? 

During pregnancy, it may involve a waiting game including physiotherapy and massage. For bad posture, certain exercises help correct misalignments. Further, yoga is particularly useful for alleviating back pain or pelvic pain by stretching the major muscles in the back and posterior chain. Ice and rest may also help ease your pain. 

Massage is another option to help alleviate your muscle pain near your tailbone. At Athlete’s Choice Massage, our therapists strive to deliver the best therapeutic massage possible. We emphasis communication and comfort. Our clients are our priorities. Book your next appointment by clicking ‘BOOK NOW’ below. 

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