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Kresimir - Update - Tried everything before going to surgery
Paulina - Update - My surgery experience...
Gloria - Update - Pain began with spinning classes
Vicki - Update - Coccydinia from childbirth - is there hope?
Cara - Roller coaster broke my tailbone - update - Pain after 2 coccygectomies
Sandra - Update - Surgery after nearly 10 years of pain
Ann - Update - Help! Desperate Mom
Rhonda - Update - Coccyx pain after car accident
Henry - Update - Neurostimulation
Nancy - Update - My recent surgery
Jemma - Update - Effective exercises that helped me so much
Kathi - Update - Doctors or surgeons in Washington State?
Astrid - Update - Still no coccyx specialists found in the Netherlands - now going to France
RoxAnn - Spina bifida baby?
Gwen - Update - My entire day is spent trying to get some pain relief
Gemma - Party went painfully wrong
Daphnejane - Happy with the operation!
Lory - Changes to tailbone area
John's daughter - Coccyx pain since July Moms!
Helen - My achy breaky tailbone
Kim - Ever thought you were going MAD!!!
Bob - Coccyx pain gone
Alan Palmer - Pain in the backside cured
Rebecca - Coccyx pain generally and worse in pregnancy
Anonymous - The slightest fall sets it off again
Melissa - Great frustration
Lee - Coccyx pain has been cured
Jeromy - Coccyx pain
Terri - Anyone else been to Dr MacArthur in Utah?
Paul Dean - Lived with discomfort for 30 years, now had surgery
Lora - Tailbone pain starts at 16
Joe - Surgical excision of Tarlov cyst
Gary - My coccyx nightmare
Angela Ives - Recovering from surgery in September
Phyllis - Coccydynia confusion
Linda - Specialist in British Columbia, Canada?
Heather - Dislocated coccyx!
Deb Smith - Coccydynia plus a sore on the back
Amanda - I can not sit down and and have just been sacked from my job
Patrick - Again and again
Anonymous - Doctor removed my tailbone that was floating
Jenny - Just heard from the hospital
Christie - Nearly full recovery from chronic pain after 1 visit to orthopaedic doctor who is also an osteopath!
Leann - Fibroid tumor lower pain
Jenn - Acupuncture question
Fiona Baker - It felt like there was a firework factory in my backside
Wendy - Recent coccygectomy
Shannah - Going crazy
Michelle - Searching for the right doctor
Jackie - Tailbone pain started about 4 months ago...
Brian Dietmeyer - Manual manipulation fixed the coccyx pain
Syrena - Surgery this morning . . . cancelled
Fritz - Coccydynia due to osteoarthritis, resident of New York, USA
Carolyn Reynolds - Endometriosis and coccyx pain
Amanda - Coccyx injury from dirtbike
Donna - Pain still there after more than 3 years!
Clara McLean - Specialists in the San Francisco area?
Angela - Long time coccyx pain seems to be going away
Nina - Chiropractic seems to be helping
Mark - Ice packs stop the pain
Jeanne - I'm 95% cured finally!! No more tailbone pain!
Gemma King - Coccygectomy has it's risks but it is the best thing that has ever happened to me
Gail Dittenber - Seeking help for coccydynia/severe chronic pain
Dianne - Relief given by manual massage of the rectal muscles
James T - Sleeping on the floor
Carmen - Tried everything else, now considering surgery
Stacey - Pain in the legs as well as the tailbone
Polly - Coccyx removal and natural healing ... it can be done
Nad Adkins - Inversion therapy
Marjaana - Training after coccyx removal?
Johnny C - Haven't experienced pain like this before!
Eva - I hurt my tailbone while riding a water slide
Wendy - Pain in the . . .
Wendy - Coccyx pain after giving birth
Leanne - Coccyx pain for nearly 3 years
Kimberlee - Steroid injection during pregnancy?
Benny - How I am now 85% pain free (sometimes completely)
Paula - My concerns with surgery
Jacquie - Had surgery 21 years ago, have new pain
Christina - Heat pads, and how do you sit through a movie?
Mrs A Chesterton - Symptoms for two years with no relief
Anonymous - Soft tissue damage
Missy - Update - Coccyx pain, laminectomy not the answer
Mary Jo - Pelvis and coccyx pain after losing weight
Anonymous - Pain started after long meeting
Tracey S - Whiplash injury and subsequent coccydynia
Tania Hughes - Nursing and coccydynia
Moira - Vioxx reduced the pain immensely
K Michael - My pain in the butt :)
Diane Malone - Neurontin
Sherry - Cortisone injection every six months relieves the pain
Lisa - My Odyssey into Dante's Inferno
Kristen - The day before I went into labour I fell down my basement stairs
Mrs Bailey - The pain is terrible
Anonymous - Coccyx problem: my wife's experience
Amy - Update - Newbie to site!
Vic - I can't even get out of the car
Maeve - New chronic pain medicine
Maeve - Surgery headsup
Lambert - Two years of pain when sitting, and thin flat poo when going to the bathroom
Pam - Hysterectomy didn't cure the pain - please help
Marcel - The pain in my ass
Lauren - Update - Surgery soon
Joel - Oh My Achy Breaky Back & Butt
Carmel - Physiotherapy treatment for coccydynia
Victoria - Pain, spasms and a hammer
Sara - Ozone injections for pain
Brent Jones - Mysterious tailbone pain
Susan - Coccygectomy incision
David H - Thank Goodness I found this page!
Cris - Post-surgery PAIN
Annica - Damaged tailbone during delivery
Pixie - Surgery soon
Monica - Constipation and bloating after coccyx injury
Krystal - Motel bath rail broke
Kirk - Coccyx removal surgery after recent lumbar spinal fusion
Anonymous - Steroids for abscess?
Sue - New and wondering about my recent fall
Priscilla - More pain after surgery
Lynne - Is there no end?
Alba - Chiropractor pressed too hard
Sara - Finally got help
Lisa - Wheelchair-bound (separate issue) with coccyx at 90 degree angle caused by a fall
Kathi - I was told that I would just have to wait 6 months to a year to see if it improves
Donna - Update - Upcoming surgery - now recovering nicely
Anonymous - Incapacitated
Rachel - Ice skating fall caused the pain
Michelle R. Bouchér - Update - Psoriasis and tailbone pain?
Janet Cooper - Damaged coccyx in labour - advice on coping
Bruce Ashmore - Pain patches don't work so well any more - any doctors around Chicago?
Diane - Help with pain wanted
Lori - Epidural fractured coccyx?
Kait - Marble-sized hard lump
Theresa - 90 degree tailbone, but when?
Terri - Neurontin/coccyx surgery
Justin Thompson - Australian sufferers? And cut-out chairs?
Zedex - The best things I do for my coccyx pain
Susan - Miracles do happen!
Mandi - Pain, but don't know how it happened
Dianna - Update - Physical therapy for poor posture and stability
Anonymous - Coccydynia & Levator Ani Syndrome diagnoses - TMS last diagnosis and working
Ann Armstrong - Are mosquitoes to blame?
Sheri - Coccyx pain caused by surgery?
Laurie Smith - Tobogganing accident
Irina - My story
Gary - Coccyx pain caused by sit-ups
Anonymous - Another coccyx bent at 90 degrees
Virginia - Coccyx pain without trauma
Monica Stace - Coccyx problem 80% improved
Mel B - Coccyx diets
Mel B - Cycling and coccyx injury
Linda - Inflatable neck pillow as coccyx cushion
Kathy - Coccyx removed - Miami, Florida
Jenifer - Pain began several months into pregnancy - had c-section
Jen - Coccyx bent inwards at 90 degrees
Jamie - Injections the key?
Anonymous - Bruised sensation around muscle that covers the coccyx
Angie Gray - Update - UK to Paris for op - travelled via hired campervan!
Amanda - Had spina bifida, coccyx now bent backwards
Sandy - The Back Seat
Melanie - Chi machine
Mary Kornegay - Healing question
Mary - Diet after coccyx surgery
Julia - Swelling of joints after chiropractic treatment?
Winda - Pain came back years after the injury
Teresa - Fall from horseback caused lasting pain
Ruth - Bounced down the stairs
Rusty Nida - Has anyone else used Neurontin for pain?
Reza - When can I get back to cycling?
Nita - Looking for doctor near Orlando
Marvin - Swimming is the best form of exercise for a tailbone injury
Anonymous - Self-manipulation
Andy - It's not excruciating, but it is ruining my life
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