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Tom, Switzerland - Update - Considering surgery (now had it)
Joanne, Australia - Update - My coccyx agony
Carol - Update - Tail bone surgery
Marnie - Update - Should I have surgery?
Nilton - Update - Coccyx related pain - nerve block caused arachnoiditis
John Lang - Update - Coccyx surgically removed - great success (so far!)
Dianne - Update - West Australian coccydynia sufferer
Joyce - Update - Coccyxgectomy for spicule/bone spur
Henry Moller - Update - Neuro stimulation for coccyx pain
Anonymous - Update - Surgery on the 5th September
Josh - Update - An unfortunate sneeze . . my coccydinia
Graham - Update - Freak biking incident
Lisa Ann - Update - Is anyone else filing under Workman's Comp?
Sami Ghazwan - Update - Special physiotherapy at 'Splendid' clinic is a miracle
Tim - Update - Antibiotics stopped the pain
Steph - Any medicine I can take that won't make me vomit?
Rache - Tailbone pain after a car accident
Pette - Sore coccyx, but no falls or anything to injure it
Melissa - Yeast causing tailbone pain
Ben - Had T-Bone removed 4 months ago - incision hasn't closed
Valerie - Tailbone pain with Rosai Dorfman Disease
Amy - Coccyx pain and long term options
Patricia Carlson - Extra-long coccyx
Anonymous - Finally - benign ependymoma was the cause of the pain
Toni - Low back pain
Donald - Will I be able to take care of my puppy after the operation?
Betsy - I thought I was crazy!
Susy - The only position I am pain-free is standing
Kim - Heat pack for tailbone pain
Anonymous - Do you think I've broken it?
Trudy Brown - Coccyx pain - still recovering
Miss Ve - Fibromyalgia and coccydynia
Mary - Successful operation
Kirsty - Bent coccyx
Clare - Response to Trish: Coccydinia: possible links to gynae prolapse or bowel dysfunction and hypermobility
Trish - Questioning the possible correlation of coccydynia and a prolapsed uterus and or bowel dysfunction
Tessa - Broken tail bone: Halloween trick or break!
Mark - Pain comes and goes, for more than 20 years
Mark - Like others, things are falling apart
Rose - Tailbone doctors in Ohio?
Renee Oswald - My bowel had grown between the broken pieces of tailbone
Barbara Eade - Brother's coccyx pain
Taunya - Upcoming surgery, any advice? (now 7 weeks post-op)
Kay - Tailbone constantly pops out of place
Dan - Slow recovery from surgery, but now virtually pain-free
Rahul - Constant pain!!!
Kathrine - Update - Reluctant about surgery
JRE - It is possible to break your coccyx
John - My short story
Annetta Lusk - Still in pain three years after surgery
Lisa - Surgery and MRSA infection
John - Coccyx pain relief
Joan - Locating the correct cushion
Rick - Looking for relief in New Jersey
Rich Canada - Tailbone pain after radiation/rectal cancer
Renee - Update - Injured coccyx during childbirth
O. Adams - Update - Coccyx edema
Kelly - "Just Deal With It"
John - Botched up spinal tap
Jeff S. - Update - Coccydynia versus my Harley / New seat works!
Gillian - Fell down stairs in early pregnancy
Deb - Slow recovery after surgery
Billie - Update - Surgery follow up
Sarah - Update - Can anyone help?
Manish Gupta - Severe coccyx pain
Tim - My coccyx pain success story
Natalie - Update - Post surgery: will the pain ever go?
Denise - Cyst near coccyx - Seattle
Quassim - Skateboarding fall
Liz - No more pain in the bum!
Cathryn - The pain gradually went away
Anonymous - Finally pain free
Lu - Any doctors in Alabama?
Shannon Foster - Fractured pelvis 14 places, with coccyx and sacrum problems
Sarah - My never ending coccyx pain
Sara - Update - Pain after surgical pilonidal excision
Sue - Update - How long can I expect to be off work?
Melissa - Update - Protruding coccyx bone
Lorraine - Update - Surgery done, now recovery
LaBellaLunaKiss - Thrown on to the sea floor by the waves
John Field - Successful operation for pilonidal sinus
Crystal - Coccyx pain for over a year
Cindy - Is there some relation between Fibromyalgia and Coccyx problems?
Caroline - Coccygectomy in France
Camille - Coccyx pain during pregnancy
Astrid - Update - Going to France to see Dr Maigne and Prof. Doursounian
Ariel - Crowd surfing
Anonymous - Doctors in Puerto Rico
Anonymous - Physio ball as chair relieved pain
Roxanne - Desperate in London
DrGPetDoc - Had surgery July 12, 2005
John - The surgeon offered only one solution: coccyx removal
Chris - Manipulation cured my twelve months of pain in a few minutes
Veronica Miller - Fall caused extreme pain, but for the most part it doesn't bother me anymore
Shady - New here
Puanani - Coccydynia following pilonidal surgery
DS - Looking forward to recovering
Happy Dragoness - Treatment is not doing me much good
Carolyn - Free at last!
Toni - Relief in Houston
Marilyn - Operation in five weeks
Candice - Pregnancy after coccygectomy
Brian - What yoga poses work with tailbone injuries?
Becky - Some chiropractors can cure this pain, but not all
Tami - Conservative management failed, considering coccygectomy
Lavista - My tailbone has come completely detached
Colin Wilson - No-one knows what is wrong
Paula - Osteopathic manipulations helped
Eric - Slow onset dull ache - any connection with Lipitor?
Anonymous - Having an operation in August - any advice?
Roberta - Ongoing pain...
Melissa - Highly recommend surgery - Iowa
Jo - Victim of brutal attack
Alice - Sciatiac pain in buttocks
BJ - Contracted osteomyelitis of the coccyx from multiple steroid injections
Anita - Seeking a cure for coccyx pain
Amy - Had my coccyx removed, feeling great!
Xiaomei - My successful treatments for tailbone pain after childbirth
Pingee - Any help in Singapore?
Kirsten - Update - Surgery May 9!!!
Fiorella - Sitting is OK, but lowering myself into a chair or getting up causes jarring pain
Debby - Alexander technique for coccyx pain
David Ellis - Sitting at my PC and riding my bicycle aggravated an old injury
V Taylor - Still in pain after a kick 20 years ago
Mark W - Update - Coccyx pain and surgery
Donna - Fused tailbone
Clackmac - Is this Coccydynia? Please...
Sharon - Should I have a second surgery?
Anonymous - 1 week after coccygectomy
Libby - I have suffered from tail bone pain for over twenty years
Sadie - Facial pain referred, maybe?
Angela Boddie - Coccyx pain following a spinal tap
Robin Wakeham - Request for doctor coccyx pain Sweden
Helen - Recent coccyx removal in the UK
Anonymous - Attacked by geese; pain in the butt!
Reyna Killian - Surgery tomorrow
PK - Husband is in constant pain
Kerry - Had Surgery 3 months ago and found a good pain relief position
Isadora - I fell on the steps
Donna - Update - Operation turned chronic discomfort into pain - now had coccyx removed
Andrew - Coccyx pain relief in Georgia
Jennifer G - Update - Advice before surgery?
Mike - World's best coccyx cushion
John - Coccyxdynia for 38 years
Claudia - Surgery 20 years ago, now fallen on my bum
Brenda - How I cope
Anonymous - Pain in the butt caused by anal sex
Anonymous - Coccyx pain + depression and surgery + a new lease of life
Jo - Surgery after two years of suffering
Andrea - Coccyx pain drove me mad
Mary - Hysterectomy behind the pain?
Anonymous - Self treatment for occasional coccyx pain
Anonymous - Bent coccyx bone
Ted - Pain in my coccyx that radiates into my legs, feet and toes
Pam - Some questions
John - Common sense therapies
Nicole - Snowboarding pain in the butt
Marie - Thanks for the site helped me
Killian - Getting ready for surgery
Jeanette - Unusually long coccyx
Joe - Coccyx pain is worse when other medical conditions are worse
Baber Rabbani - No treatment has had any effect
Amy - Miserable one year after childbirth
Sonny - Operated on today
Khrista - My surgery
Karen - Constipation with tailbone pain
Cheree - Aussie in a lot of pain
Anonymous - Sick of coccydinia
Nicki Richardson - Coccyx removal pending
Susan - Part of sacral bone removed because it stuck out like a tail
Deb - Assistance with paying for a sit/stand desk
Anonymous - 1 week post-surgery
Anonymous - Finally, pain-free seating
Anila - Bent coccyx
Lynn - Extremely uncomfortable for a PA
Lambert - Tailbone too long?
Kelli - Had tailbone removed--having some trouble with incision
Anonymous - Local laser therapy
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