Coccygeal Disc Disease as a Possible Cause of Coccygodynia


  • Spyridon P. Galanakos Primary Health Care, Orthopedics and Trauma, Amarousion Health Center, Attica,
  • Nikolaos D. Karakousis Primary Health Care and Internal Medicine, Amarousion Health Center, Attica,
  • George Bablekos Biomedical Sciences, Occupational Therapy and Nursing, University of West Attica, Athens,
  • Sophia Fontara Henry Dunant Hospital Center, Radiology Department, Athens



Coccyx, Coccygodynia, Perianal Numbness, Coccygeal Disc Disease


Objective. The aim of the present study was to describe the causes involved in the pathophysiology of coccydynia, emerging from the coccyx or the anatomical tailbone region.

Case Report. We present the case of a 64-year-old man with pain in the coccyx and numbness in the perianal area. After clinical examination and imaging evaluation, including plain X-rays and magnetic resonance, coccygeal disc disease was identified. Other findings, such as tumor and fracture were excluded. We decided to undertake conservative management and the pain was eventually relieved. This is the first case report of coccygodynia and perianal numbness attributed to coccygeal disc disease.

Conclusion. Although there is no standard treatment, coexisting coccygeal disc disease should be always taken into account, with clinical and imaging examinations being considered of major importance to establish both medical diagnosis and treatment.


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How to Cite

Galanakos, S. P. ., Karakousis, N. D. ., Bablekos, G. ., & Fontara, S. . (2023). Coccygeal Disc Disease as a Possible Cause of Coccygodynia. Acta Medica Academica, 52(3), 231–235.



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