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Ian, UK - Update - My surgery
Mary-Anne - Update - Post-Coccygectomy Success Story!!!!!!
Jon Miles - Update - Outer ear pain related to coccyx pain
Gary - Update - Spinal cord stimulator implant
Amanda - Update - Endometriosis or scoliosis relationship to tailbone pain? - now had surgery
Lori - Update - Just had surgery
Susan - Update - Broken shoe caused a fall downstairs
Anonymous - Update - We all heard my tailbone crack during childbirth
Madams - Update - Severe coccyx pain
Andy Strange - Update - Boil on the coccyx
Diane Kramer - Update - They told me this was all in my head
Michelle - Update - Decided to jump right to the surgery
Marie - Update - Pregnancy and coccyx pain
Anne - Update - Frustrated with testing
Sue Buckley - Update - A real pain in the . . . .
Jamie - Update - Puzzling x-ray
Linda Terry - Update - I'm ready to get rid of it!!!!!!!!!
Nicole - Update - I am terrified of having surgery . . . . now had it, a complete success!
Les - Update - Coccyx woes in Aviano, Italy
Trudy - My history of tailbone pain and surgery
Ronda - Change in weather causes severe pain
Alison E Beach - A new sufferer writes for support and ideas......
Rayne - Update - Very long tailbone
Kristen Beinlich - Tailbone removed November 5th
Karen - Coccyx does not show on x-ray at all
Chandler - Bike ride started the pain
Anonymous - Pain and bump in coccyx area
Anonymous - Coccyx pain slowly got better after treatment by a chiropractor
Jen - Burning and numbing feeling after surgery
Anonymous - Finally some relief!
Lesley Fulton - Update - Still waiting and getting frustrated
Judy - Tail bone pain and Crohn's disease
Carole S - Drugs and physical therapy don't help me, doctor advises against cortisone
Martin Sheets - Anyone with experience of Prolotherapy?
Christy - Update - Injections helped, but not enough, so now had surgery
Barbara - No relief in sight!
Anonymous - Arthritis of the coccyx treated with steroid injections
Karen - Coccyx removed, but pain was caused by Tarlov's cyst
Henrietta - Any after-effects besides pain after surgery?
Gina Parnell - Update - A continuous battle
David - Pain came on after back strain
Anonymous - Caudal epidural injection caused coccydynia
Ally - Update - Just had my tailbone removed 19 August 2002
Debbie - Tired of suffering from tailbone pain
Kat L - Fractured sacrum & T10 vertebra
Paul - Doctors in the Netherlands?
Lucinda - Tumor behind tailbone
Irina - Shots helped until one went wrong
Annette Haas - Update - Tailbone pains in Denmark ;(((
Amber - Pregnant with tailbone pain and sciatica
Tandra - Dislocated coccyx removed
Julie - To all tailbone ailers
Elizabeth "Betsy" S. - Magic sneeze
Mike Rutland - Thanks!
Jim MacKay - Shoulder pain
Ian Hobson - My injections
Amanda - Jumping into water caused tailbone pain
Silvana Sdao - Looking for Dr. Lithwick or his patients
Bob Knetl - Update - Neurontin and Sarapin relieved pain
Anonymous - Tailbone injured in water - complete recovery
Margaret Bennett - Estradiol relieves coccyx pain around menstrual period
Anonymous - Prolotherapy at NMS solutions
Alan - Update - What else? Tailbone pain!
Heather - Update - Pain returned after training for duathlon - now had surgery
Judy Grant - Coccyx is a sore point!
Judy Isaacson - Yoga for back and coccyx pain
Jenny - Tailbone HURTS!
Jennifer Kuykendall - Still waiting for relief
Anonymous - Update - Frustrating tailbone pain
Aimee - Coccyx pain and surrounding muscle spasms
Gail - Coccyx removed 5 weeks ago
Anonymous - Sore tail bone started with a shoulder injury
Susan Seago - Oyster shell supplement causing tailbone pain?
Kim - No injury, but very painful going from sitting to standing
Gina - Coccyx broken twice
Anonymous - Ice hockey injury
Marilyn Dyck - Tuina massage therapy
Glynda Wells - Should I try manipulation or go ahead with surgery?
Craig Banks - Manipulation by chiropractor stopped the pain
Carole - Going to have injection
Mary - Had surgery in 1997...still in pain....but holding on to hope....
Martin - Update - Injections with manipulation - piriformis syndrome?
Laurie Teplitski - I have not sat down for the past year
Kristi - Surgery provided some relief, but still have pain
Kathy Ovide - Had coccyx removed - great results!
Cathy - Update - Tailbone pain, doctors stumped
Anna - Coccyx relief office chairs
Wanda - Just started having pain
Tonya Owen - Coccydynia with leg pain and weakness
Kim - Coccyx fused and angled upwards
Ayishah Williams - Coccyx pain and pregnancy
Tamela - Had surgery - tailbone was barely attached
Anonymous - Coccyx pain caused by stress
Mercedes de Miguel - A good night's sleep
Judy Royle - Update - Pregnancy stopped the pain
Anonymous - Slipped getting onto a stationary bike
Anna - Coccyx attacks
Amy - Four months pregnant
Abdulla Almorran - Coccyx pain much better after cupping
Scott - Treating coccyx injury with acupuncture?
Ericka Walker - I really don't know if this is the case with me or not, but...
Stef - Update - Tailbone pain and lump
Dawn - Pain with no injury
Kate - Tailbone removed 17 years ago - worth it, but pain now getting bad again
Anonymous - I did it on my HealthRider!
Samantha - Injection caused more problems!
Nana - Update - Impending surgery - now had it
Gracie - Need to find a professional
Cathy - Strange complications/infections since surgery
Dominique Bazin - Coccyx removed in Paris
Jim M - Coccydynia after laminectomy
Jeff - Coccyx surgery
Emily - Dana, we're in the same boat!
Debbie - Can't sit
Connie - Riding a bike 6 months after surgery
Amy - Injury 12 years ago
Pat - Help wanted and needed
Marcel - Long term pain in coccyx, awaiting surgery
Iris Peakman - Coccyx trouble or tarlov cyst?
Cynthia - Update - Started after miscarriage. Seen 18 doctors, finally had coccyx removed
Barbara - Finding a surgeon who has a clue!
M O'Brien - Any link between coccyx injuries and IBS?
Michael K - Sacro-coccygeal pain
Jane - Acute pain when standing up after sitting
Mary - Coccygectomy solved one problem but created another
Hantzel - Lacrosse injury
brstotts - Acupuncture helped eventually
Sue Thompson - How I help my Coccydinia pain
Marie - Sixth lumbar vertebra
Jean - Painful coccyx bone
Frederick Darrah - Update - It's TENSION, folks
Christina - Childbirth and broken tailbone
Misty - Update - Mystery pain was caused by a broken tail bone
Dana - Rear-ending caused coccyx pain, had surgery
Dan - Lump around the tailbone
Bev - Tailbone pain from Tarlov cysts
Bettina - Childbirth after coccygectomy
Barbara - Low back pain
Anonymous - Sitting comfortably
Stephanie Spresser - Pain in the a*!#$
Lloyd - 12 year old with pain
Karen - Bowen Technique, Anybody helped by acupuncture or injections?
Charlotte A. Jagneaux - Searching for a treatment
Melissa Schlee - Update - Frustrated with tail bone pain !!
Geri - Anything I should do other than walking?
Alex - Activator treatment, Ossatron
Tina Nakai - Looking for a good doc in Los Angeles-South Bay area
Lisa Marie Andres - A long-term solution for a sore tailbone that worked great for me!
Leonie - Sharing is helpful
Jeff - Unusual symptoms?
Anonymous - Hypericum for pain
Anne - Physician in Seattle area
Glenda - Update - (No longer) waiting for approval from insurance agency
Donna - Update - Coccyx bent forward at a 90 degree angle
Sue - Need information
Michelle - Coccydynia or pilonidal cyst?
Mark - Unknown cause with bad symptoms, in Canada
Debra L Mahood - Use of Neurontin for tailbone pain
Lisa - Doctor thinks I'm hallucinating
Vicky Harrison - Dislocated coccyx
Lorraine - Update - Coccygectomy
Lisa - Surgery imminent
Wendy - Prolotherapy or corticosteroids
Sue - Is this normal?
Shellie Golden - Update - Having surgery January 16-
Ronald Sabourin - Looking for an orthopedic surgeon
Kelly - Mountain bike accident
Denise Rendon - It didn't hurt till about 8 years after the injury
Sandra - Ibuprofen and physical therapy didn't help
Lourdes - Painful bump next to coccyx
Todd - Read this book
Robin - Hard knot at top of tail bone
Robert G - Update - Injured my coccyx while tobogganing - tried acupuncture
JR Kelley - Long tail bone
Chuck - 14 months post accident
Maria - Update - I've had the op, now let's hope I've lost the pain
Gayathri - Specialists in Seattle?
Colleen - Four-year-old with protruding tailbone
Anonymous - Update - Pain came back after 35 years - Cranio-sacral therapy?
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