Different Pain Types at Coccygodynia and its Relation with Vitamin D Level
AJTES Vol 7, No 2, July 2023
Güler E et al. Different Pain Types at Coccygodynia and its Relation with Vitamin D Level.


Neuropathic pain
Nociceptive pain
Vitamin D deficiency

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Güler, E., & Unal, H. (2023). Different Pain Types at Coccygodynia and its Relation with Vitamin D Level. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 7(2), 1257-1263. https://doi.org/10.32391/ajtes.v7i2.331


Background;  Coccygodynia is a musculoskeletal disease that affects quality of life. The main complaint of coccygodynia is nociceptive and/or neuropathic pain. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with the development of pain in various diseases. 

Aims; In this study we aimed investigate the pain types (nociceptive, neuropathic, mixed) and the relationship between pain types and Vitamin D level in patients with coccygodynia. 

Study design; Observational study

Materials and Methods; A total of 54 patients diagnosed with coccygodynia were included.  Pain intensity, disablity and pain type were evaluated by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), and the PainDETECT questionnaire, respectively. All participants had their vitamin D levels measured. 

Results; Neuropathic pain was detected in 27.8% of the patients with coccygodynia. Vitamin D was determined to be insufficient or deficient in 81.5% of the patients. A statistical significant correlation was found between neuropathic pain and prolongation of coccygodynia and increased ODI values (p<0.05). The Vitamin D values were determined to show statistically similar distribution in the nociceptive, mixed type, and neuropathic pain groups (p=0.532). 

Conclusion; The frequency of neuropathic pain in coccygodynia increases with increasing disability and disease duration. Although vitamin deficiency or insufficiency is common in coccygodynia, it is not associated with the type of pain.

Güler E et al. Different Pain Types at Coccygodynia and its Relation with Vitamin D Level.


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