Coccygodynia Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 31, 2022
  • Author: Deepak Gautam, MBBS, MS(Orth); Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The differential diagnosis can be broadly divided into the the following three major categories:

  • Nociceptive
  • Neuropathic
  • Visceral

The nociceptive aspect of the differential diagnosis includes conditions involving pain arising from the os coccygis, [20]  such as the following:

The neuropathic aspect includes conditions in which the pain arises from the spine, [21]  such as the following:

Visceral pain is the result of pain referred from the visceral structures [22]  and may arise from the following:

  • Infections and tumors of the rectum, sigmoid colon. and urogenital system
  • Metastases