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Enferm Clin. 2019 Jul - Aug;29(4):245-247. doi: 10.1016/j.enfcli.2019.01.005. Epub 2019 Mar 9.

Coccyx pain in women after childbirth.

[Article in English, Spanish]

Author information

1
UGC Campiña Norte, Distrito Sanitario Condado-Campiña, Huelva, España. Electronic address: angelesmarquezcarrasco@gmail.com.
2
UGC Campiña Norte, Distrito Sanitario Condado-Campiña, Huelva, España.
3
UGC Medicina Maternofetal, Genética y Reproducción, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España.

Abstract

The coccyx is a bone with its own morphology and mobility and pain can occur due to trauma such as a difficult or instrumental delivery. Coccydynia can make it impossible to carry out the activities of daily life, its affects can be both physical and psychosocial, and causes great maternal morbidity. This article highlights the factors that predispose women to coccydynia and actions to relieve and improve it. Postpartum coccydynia is pain that appears as soon as a sitting position is adopted after delivery. Coccyx morphology, body mass index, vaginal delivery, instrumental delivery, multiparity, female sex, mature age and short perineum in women with difficult delivery are risk factors. The activities to improve pain begin with analgesia and coadjuvants, rehabilitation and pelvic floor massage, infiltrations, psychotherapy or, finally, surgery.

KEYWORDS:

Coccyx; Cóccix; Dolor; Matrona; Midwifery; Mujeres embarazadas; Pain; Período posparto; Postpartum period; Pregnant women

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