You wanted to know what you can do for tailbone pain, and the answer to that will depend on the cause. Tailbone pain can be due to childbirth. It could be due to trauma. Maybe you fractured your tailbone because you fell or it happened during childbirth. Sometimes, it doesn’t actually have to be a direct fall onto the tailbone, but it can be repetitive sitting, like if you’re on a bike for a long time or if you have an excessively long plane ride. All of those things can cause tailbone pain. Referred pain from other problems in your lower back can also cause it, as well as instability of the joint of your lower back. In rare cases it can be due to serious things like tumors, but again, those are very rare. Ultimately, if you’re experiencing pain, I suggest talking with your doctor about it, and after asking you more specific questions, they’ll determine what the cause is in your situation, and based on that, what the best management plan is. Let’s say, for example, that you broke your tailbone during childbirth or you fell directly onto it and fractured your tailbone. No medical management is needed in 90% of cases, and over-the-counter pain relievers, and heat, and ice, and position changes like sitting forward in the chair so you’re not putting direct pressure on the tailbone, or using pillows to soften the seat you’re sitting on will help as your body naturally heals. But sometimes intervention is warranted, and you’ll only know that if you go and talk with a doctor. If you have more questions in the future for me, feel free to ask them on our Intermountain Moms Facebook and Instagram pages, and recommend us to your friends and family too.