There’s a type of cyst you can get at the bottom of your tailbone, or coccyx. It’s called a pilonidal cyst, and it can become infected and filled with pus. Once infected, the technical term is “pilonidal abscess,” and it can be painful.
It looks like a large pimple at the bottom of your tailbone. It is more common in men than in women. It usually happens more often in younger people.
People who sit a lot, such as truck drivers, have a higher chance of getting one.
They can be treated. If your cyst becomes a problem, your doctor can drain it or take it out through surgery.
Some of the non-invasive treatment provided includes extracorporeal shockwave therapy, ultrasound therapy, spinal decompression, neuromuscular stimulation, and medical massage. Although most healthcare professionals have used similar technologies to treat their patients, the lack of understanding of the effects and benefits of these equipment have rendered it ineffective if used individually. The best way to treat common musculoskeletal pain/disorder is through the combination of these treatment methods to bring the most effective outcome.
Anyone can get a pilonidal cyst, but certain people are at higher risk:
The wound will need 1 to 2 months to heal. In some cases it may take up to 6 months to heal. A problem called complex or recurrent pilonidal disease is a complication of a pilonidal cyst.