Pain free at last

Stacie Pouh

I found your site about 3 months ago and have read all the posts time and time again, determined one day to post my story.

I have suffered tailbone pain for nearly 6 years. I, like many, assumed there was nothing that could be done. Finally, after about 5 years I went to see my family doctor. She suggested seeing a physical therapist to try to help. I did therapy for three months with no results. I just decided to give up and see what resulted. Another year went by and I could not take it anymore. I returned to see her and she said she would try to find a doctor to help me. She hadn't dealt with this before so she was unsure where to send me. After a few days she was able to find one doctor. who dealt with the tailbone.

He was a neurospine doctor. I went to see his associate first (that was standard for this clinic) he recommended a cortisone shot. Having a horrific experience with this I decided to see the surgeon. I underwent a coccygectomy on the 17 of September. My only regret is I didn't do it sooner. I almost decided against it after reading some of the unsuccessful results and my doctor had only done four of them and I would be the fifth. I'm so glad I decided to go through with it.

The surgery was a breeze compared to what I was going through. I am two weeks post surgery and I know it worked. We went for an hour drive and didn't have to slide my butt off the seat to get out. I was so excited. My husband, 24 hours after surgery, said he hadn't seen me get out a chair so easily in over 6 years.

If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at I would be happy to help in any way I could.



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