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Why Does It Hurt By My Tailbone? - The Misconceptions & Myths Existing Around Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Updated: Mar 29, 2022

Low Back Pain is the most common type of orthopedic musculoskeletal condition in existence with the highest rate of disability, as well as the biggest reason why people miss work in the United States. As this is so prominent, you would assume that health care providers would do their best to target and address this major issue.

The same thing goes for the obesity issue that is still majorly present in the country. However, with the continued push and early jump to things like injections and surgery on top of providing medications and telling you to rest (not helpful), disability because of back pain does not seem to be going anywhere.

I have had many patients tell me that they have pain which they feel stems from their back but seems lower on the body. They would tell me, "I feel it near my tailbone." When asked to point to it, most times the area they are referring to would be too high to be the actual tailbone.

As a trained physical therapist, I’m able to get a sense of what they have going on. The pain is somewhat back-related, and can sometimes even refer to t