How to find experiences like your own
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Jon Miles - Update - Cycling accident in 1993. Coccyx removed 1999
Rusty - Tailbone pain with constipation
Anonymous - Vioxx has helped, but surgery is an option
Sue Rauschenfels - Gel cushion?
Kim and Alan - Kim is facing surgery
Anonymous - Swollen spot on lower back
Rachel Webb - Long, sharply angled coccyx
Laura - Tailbone pain - no cause
Al - Update - Flat stool
Dan - Killing nerves
Anonymous - Fanny hurts to sit/Feet hurt to stand
Mary W - Pain relief
Louise - Bowen therapy gave relief
Jeri - Need a doc in Seattle, WA area
Diane Sullivan - I am not crazy. I want the pain to stop
Amy - The doctor wants me to see a psychologist
Renee - I have had a tender coccyx all my life
Deidre - Fractured coccyx during childbirth
Anonymous - Could this be coccygodynia?
Anonymous - Update - Coccyx pain for over a year, injections didn't help. Also get pain on intercourse, abdominal pain
Alice - Young sufferers
Pamela - I had the op
Anonymous - Update - Pain, pain, go away- don't come again another day!
Jane - This takes some explaining
Ron - Prolotherapy as a treatment for coccydynia
Katrina - Update - 12 years old and have had a pain in the Butt for 7 months
Jon Exley - Self inflicted bruised coccyx
CS - What a relief to know that I'm not losing my mind
Sara - Slipped downstairs - help!
Linda - CRACK! went my tailbone!
Barb French - I'm looking for help
Phillip - Hello and thank God I happened upon this site
Anonymous - Car accident to blame?
Ann - A comfortable chair
Stacie Pouh - Pain free at last
Anonymous - I am losing all faith in everything
Jeff - Sometimes... fine / sometimes... excruciating
Tanya - Some great news for sore butts!!!!
Helen - Slipped Disc ? Don't think so!
Anonymous - I'm so sick of doctors telling me there is nothing they can do
Liz - I can't sit down because once I do I can't get back up again
Beth - Tailbone removal
Anita Ogletree - THE PAIN!!!
Kerri Johnson - Tailbone pain after childbirth
Kevin - Don't know how it happened, it just showed up
Wendy - Headaches can also be attributed to coccyx - cured by removing coccyx
Melanie - My pain from a broken tailbone is excruciating
Lisa - Update - Rollerblading fall
Kay - I Need Some Relief!!!!
Jo - Burning sensation in the tail bone area
Jim - Everyday is worse than the one before...
Debi - Success in Lexington, SC
Anonymous - Pain came on slowly over 4 years
Tony - Update - I feel like I've had my butt kicked in Texas
Nancy - Tried everything but still in pain
Susan - Started with DNC
Joanne - Doctor said operation could cause loss of use of bowel and womb
Pam - Any suitable surgeons in Florida?
Cindy - Fractured coccyx falling on the ice
Anonymous - I have no idea how my tail bone was broken
Shani - It hurts when I sit down and when I get up
Rory Greenwell - update - Severe pain for over 2 years. Now had coccyx removed
Kellie - Pain without injury
Cori - update - I felt a pop coming from my tailbone area...
Amy - Protruding tailbone
Tricia - Car accident
Jennifer - Pain turned out to be caused by a pilonidal cyst
Len - Physicians in Western Canada?
Jane - Coccyx wags backwards and forwards
Cath - How did this happen?
Laura - Need advice on my coccyx pain
Anonymous - Pain in coccyx with no injury
Wendy - Butt pain
Irene - Need help in NY or NJ for PT and Orthopedist
Anonymous - Had surgery, 7 months pregnant and can't stand the pain
Anonymous - Pain went away
Diane Roberts - Coccygectomy saved my life!
Lavelle McCallister - Daughter had years of pain - any experienced doctors in Florida?
Jenny - Pain caused by childbirth with short labor?
Lisa - No treatment 6 months after childbirth
Kim - Surgery success in Arlington, Texas
Barb - Can't sit, husband getting mad
Sue - Need help
Danielle - Fell down stairs - worst pain that I have ever felt in my life
Anonymous - Surgery Update - 11 weeks post-op
Julie - After trying many treatments, an unusual manual therapy cured the pain
Candy - Coccyx removed 7 years ago - no pain now
Stacie - Slipped on bus steps - now has plantar fasciitis as well as coccyx pain
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