Coccygectomy and 95% pain free

Donald Harris -

Posted 2007-11-25

My name is Donald Harris and I am a 42 year old male that lives in upstate South Carolina. I had been suffering with tailbone for many years since a fall in the 7th grade down a flight of stairs bouncing to the bottom on my tailbone. I had another fall later in life at the age of 32 trying to rollerskate.

I began have excruciating pain around June of 2006 that was unbearable. To make a long story short I will skip the part about sorry doctor experiences and move on to the surgery. I debated with my self many times about having the coccygectomy after reading all of the negative results people posted about surgery. After reading a story Brandie Cobb wrote about her results, I decided to go through with the surgery.

I traveled to The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and met with Dr. John Glaser (see Doctors and specialists in the USA), scheduled my surgery for July 10, 2007. I am 4 months post surgery and would say I'm 95% pain free. If I sit for long periods of time I have slight discomfort but it is nothing compared to the pain I was in before surgery.

I would do the surgery again without blinking an eye. Feel free to email me with any questions at There is hope for sufferers out there, just find the right doctor.


Donald Harris

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