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Anonymous - Update - Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, hypermobile type
Stefan - Update - Pain disappears when buttocks are separated
Mike Davison - Update - Success with the surgery
Dina - Update - Success with surgery
Helen Buckthorp - Update - After 13 months of pain, manual therapy cured me in one hour
Kirsten - Update - Pregnant and receiving injections - not related to childbirth after all!
Jen - Update - Please help, I can't take it any more!!
Michelle - Update - Fell off Water Slide.....OUCH!!!!!!
Linda - Update - Coccyx removal
Denise - Update - Fractured coccyx during childbirth
Anonymous - Update - There are excellent alternatives to surgery!
Anonymous - Update - Losing weight made the coccyx more painful
Colin - Update - Cortisone injection seems to be helping
Sharon - Update - Fell asleep in the bath
Brenda - Update - Self-manipulation of the coccyx
Sally - Releasing caught nerve ends
Laurie - The doctor refuses to give me any more medication
James Taylor - My very first broken tailbone
Caroline Martin - Coccydynia after gastric bypass surgery?
Maurice - Jumping injury
Kevin - NMS Solutions helped me immensely
Tony Ryan - Fully recovered after 3 months of painful coccydynia
Manuel - It works!
Anonymous - Update - Removal of pilonidal cyst
Whitfield - Painful sitting and walking after falling down stairs
Jennifer - Had pains in the butt for as long as I can remember
Erin - Help for women with coccyx pain from having a baby
Kim - Temporary fix
Kim - Protruding tailbone
Kelly - Surgery failed, rhizotomy a success
Anonymous - Found a chair that helps
Dorcas - Tailbone pain cured!!!
Deborah - Old tailbone trauma causing problems
Helene - Deformed coccyx - removed!
Karen - Had coccygectomy after other treatments failed
Jody - Operation by inexperienced doctor
Casper - Coccyx doctor recommendation for Finland
Anonymous - Could my fall 35 years ago be the cause of my pain?
Sylvia - Tried everything except surgery
Shar - Doctors acted like I was making the pain up
Monica - Doctors in the Netherlands?
Anonymous - Fell down the stairs a year and a half ago
Rose - Osteopathy treatment
Karen - Update - Bone scan after numerous other scans
Peggy - Born with a long coccyx
Jim - Fell on my wazoo skateboarding - Shapiro made me 90% better
Hillary - Pain came back six years later
Spike - Ulcerative proctitis? IBS? Arthritis?
Gail - Long and deformed coccyx
Donna - Update - I've fallen and I can't get up!
Stubborn Patient - How to get treatment -- my story
Ammon Lovell - Update - Inhaling helium made me pass out
Tim Naus - Need some help badly
Serge - Acupuncture worked for me
CMA - I feel like I have given up on ever getting better
Mada - Coccyx pain without trauma
Anonymous - Will the pain ever go away?!?!?
Nancy - Doctor ordered mammogram (?)
Nad - Muscle spasm caused the pain
Mark - Not decided yet
Marina - Update - Broke my coccyx 3 months ago. I can't take the pain anymore!!
Katie - Jumping off 70 foot cliffs
Jen - Update - Dislocated and fractured
Angie Gray - Travel tips (lying down!) UK to Dr Maigne, Paris
Ooouch - Power boating accident
Anonymous - Pain and a lump or swelling
VB - Sudden pain in the night
Marian - Any doctors in London or surrounding areas?
Jon Ellingboe - Fell backwards in the street, got a bruised tailbone
Hope -Update - Found "my fountain of youth" with coccyx removal
Cheryl - Make a tailbone cushion from kids' swimming noodles
Sharon - Update - Broken T-Bone and surgery to come
Bob Knetl - Coccydynia resulting from unrelated surgical procedure
Anonymous - Coccyx pain after childbirth
Sue Allen - Pain came and went and came back again
Marcel - Could this pain be caused by my coccyx?
Leah - Coccydynia and future children?
Susan - What can I do now?
Rob - I am sure my coccyx is broken
Melissa - Removal of pilonidal cyst caused scar tissue and pain
Malinda - Looking for doctors in Florida
Krys - Will I be able to cycle again?
Antonina Breen - Thirteen year sufferer
Anonymous - I can't think of anything I have done to get this
Wes Harper - Happy ending from nerve stimulator
Anonymous - All terrain vehicle accident
Anonymous - Coccyx bent to 90 degrees
Anonymous - Recovery after two years!
Steph - In need of HELP
Nicki B - Cindy please reply to Nicki B.!
Leslie - Stationary bicycle caused the pain
Angie - Update - Going in for surgery
Susan - Surgery to remove tissue caused a fistula
Pollie - Need a comfortable cushion
Lisa - Roller blading spill
Katie - Update - Scared for doctors appointment
J Barnard - Rectal discomfort
Annie - Any sufferers in NJ, USA?
Kay - Coccyx pain and incontinence
Maggie - Bad fall and terrible 'bruised' feeling
Jack - My experience and theory: post-herpetic neuralgia?
Michelle - Worst pain I've ever experienced!!!
Lauren - Persistent pain - going in for surgery
Elizabeth - Cosmetic problem from tailbone injury
Alan - Pain in soft tissue around coccyx area?
Rosamund - Persistent coccyx pain
Nancy Abdo - Ovary removal left me with tailbone pain that won't stop
Lisa - Fell down the stairs
Kathy - Coccyx doctor in Pittsburgh?
Jean - Pain, pain, pain
Elizabeth - Tailbone - lower legs - feet
Angie - Update - It started with a sneeze
Alex - Tailbone pain from furniture assembly
Debbie - Update - Anal spasms and tail bone pain
Sarah - Update - Seasonal coccyx disorder
Anonymous - Ray of hope
Nicola - Does anything actually help?
Anna - Despairing from Kent
Angelika - Hit by a racing dog
Parker King - Acute coccyx pain
Lance - Excessive movie watching as cause of coccyx pain?
Vicki - Injection worked!
Jayne Gerrard - Piriformis syndrome post surgery
James Morris - Coccyx treatment - just had the injection of corticosteroid
Anonymous - Update - Sleeping position caused pain
Rebecca - Thank God I am not alone
Pamela Bishopp - Office chairs with coccyx cut-out - great for home or office
Lori - Can anyone recommend a doctor in the Seattle or Bellevue area?
Bob Knetl - Update - Coccyx cutout chairs
Dee - Tailbone pain after bone from hip removed
Anonymous - Tailbone pain and pregnancy
CJ - No pain when sitting, very painful going from standing to sitting
Anonymous - Pain in the end of the tailbone
Tasha - Huge pain
Rebecca - Childbirth complications
Ashley Loomis - Tailbone removal
Anonymous - Finding a doctor in Washington
Yvonne - Tailbone had done a U-turn to point outwards
Patrice - Prozac and Dr Sarno's book
Nicki B - Tailbone pain caused by rare tumor called chordoma
Kristy Chapman - Pain for 5 years, now going to have tailbone removed
Gogeomol - Fell over the cat
Stacy - I can't sit and I'm at my wit's end
Melissa - Pregnancy and childbirth led to coccyx pain
Matt - I backed into a water heater
Donna Gibson - Wanted to share it at last
Anonymous - I can't sit or stand for long after a fall
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