Coccydynia is a medical term which leads to pain in the coccyx, the tail bone. Coccyx bone is triangular in shape and is found at the base of backbone, explains Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr O.N Nagi of Gangaram Hospital.
Youth are a symbol of power and energy. From your family members to your boss everyone expects a lot of energy and ability from younger generation. So, the youth nowadays are expected to do their work in a very smart and quick way.
We all tend to lead a sedentary lifestyle in which we spend atleast 50 hours in a week sitting in front of desktops.
This ultimately leads to acute pain and discomfort, leading to various health conditions such as depression, obesity, pain in the joints and in particular, back pain. It is when a disease named Coccydynia comes into picture.
In simpler term, coccydynia is a medical term which leads to pain in the coccyx, the tail bone. Coccyx bone is triangular in shape and is found at the base of backbone, explains Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr O.N Nagi of Gangaram Hospital.
It basically stems from sitting continuously in one position for longer periods of time.
Coccydynia is caused by the continuous wear and tear around coccyx bone or tail bone. Coccyx or tailbone is the lowest bone in the back, which at times can lead to inflammation too. In some cases the cause is unknown while in others it’s caused after a surgery, fall or repetitive strain.
It is becoming common in younger generation due to their lifestyle habits and lack of exercise regimen, warns Dr Nagi, thus putting immense amount of pressure on the coccyx bone.
To live a long and healthy life, say good-bye to your lavish lifestyle and make a habit of walking and running type of exercise regularly. Don’t ignore any kind of pain in the body, be an active, smart and a healthy person.
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