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Jackie, USA - Lately, the pain has become excruciating - Update - Dr. Foye did ganglion impar--great!
Adam - Update - Finally went to the right specialist
Jennifer in Orlando - Update - Anyone with fractured coccyx and sacrum experience?
Victoria - Update - Regret surgery, but what option did I have?!
Lindsey - Update - Has the operation worked?
Barry and Bel - Update - Bel's tale
Debbie Dale - Update - Dislocated Coccyx
Viviane - Update - Damage to levator ani muscle
Linda - Update - Questions before surgery
Brandie Cobb - Update - Butt ache then surgery
Steve - Update - Family Physician says pain is trivial, urge to strangle him suppressed
Margaret - Update - Tailbone pain persists seven months after complicated delivery of my baby
L.E. - Update - Surgery experience
Jennifer - Update - Travelling nine hours to get coccyx removed
Judah - Having injection Thursday 21 December. Need advice.
Ed Harwin - Successful treatment by a chiropractor
Kim - Help! Childbirth coxxyx pain
Beatriz - Thirteen year old Portuguese girl suffering from coccydynia
Anonymous - Back and coccyx pain was caused by cancer
Kim - Update - Can't sit or travel - Found help at last!!!!!!!
Katherine - Coccydynia relief and doctor referral for NE Ohio
Anonymous - Numbness in pelvic floor and coccyx pain
Sharon - Coccyx had a hook on the end
Patty - Coccyx fracture/pain for 2 years
Mary - Update - Having surgery on April 17th
Lee - Self-manipulation for coccyx pain
Kay Fairclough - Acupuncture for coccyx pain
Joan - Not coccyx problem but muscle spasm after fall
David - Extreme tailbone (coccyx) pain
Tracy - Questions about surgery
Linsay - I have had difficulty accepting this disability
Jacqui Martin - Severe pain when sitting on anything hard
Gemma - What should I do next????
Elaine - I thought I was going crazy
Alan - Quick recovery from surgery
Joan - 34 years of pain after the surgery
Susie - The windy city needs help too
Deb Smith - I fell from a ladder while painting and broke my coccyx
Vijay - Four years on still suffering - very hopeful nowdays
Natalie - Second surgery an option?
Amanda Batten - Coccydynia and disc disease
Moonbeam - Is there any hope for recovery?
Candace - Tailbone injury from falling off a swing at the age of 11
Marie - Broke tailbone delivering twins
Dianna - Surgeonless in Seattle
Derek - Worried because it could be something serious
Christopher - Got secondary symptoms too
Anonymous - Acupuncture and Lyrica
Stacia - Update - Before you get surgery, please read my story.....
Sherry Simpson - Sore and enlarged tailbone
JC - Spur on tailbone
Patricia Dickens - I am afraid of what they might find
Nina - Coccyx getting better
Nathalie - 99% better after surgery, despite poor after-care
Louise - A brief story relating to deformed bones
John - Update - I don't know what to do
Geoff - Multiple sclerosis plus coccydynia
Ian - Second surgery update - still a PITA
Ellen - Tailbone better
Michelle - Coccyx better
Jai - I have been suffering for 6 years. I am ready for it to stop. Please help!
Amanda - I'm at my wit's end!!!!
Roberta - Figuring out what to do with M.S. and coccyx pain
Karl Jackson - Joint damage where tailbone joins the pelvis
Ant - Pain in tailbone area when flexing
U.L. - Found help for coccyx after 15 months
April - Help with the pain in my butt!
Michelle - Fell down the stairs twice
Kate - When I stand up from sitting, it is almost unbearable
Jen - Update - My pain is getting worse the older I get
Debbie - Update - Coccyx, what a pain in the bum!!!!
Anonymous - Freak stair accident
Dee Ann - Update - Four months since I fell
Tim - I've had more fingers in me than a bowling ball
Sarah - Help!!!
Sandy - Fell while squatting down
Sandy - Tail bone hurts sitting down, standing, walking, laying down
Helen - Surgery will take a long time to heal
Dicey - Pain in my coccyx area was "referred pain" from slipped disc
Clair H. Jantzen - Misdiagnosed coccydenia
Anonymous - Steroid ointment helped
Miriam - Update - I fractured my sacrum and bent my coccyx
Genf - Herman Miller Aeron chairs
Amanda - Update - 21 year old female who needs help with horrible pain!!!!!!!!
Sandie - How well does internal massage work?
Hank - Tailbone pain and gout
Maria - Any ladies with cervix & rectum pain?????
Kathy - Unusual symptoms
Jorge Ortiz - My story - just beginning
Ted Morris - Fell getting out of bath
Roy R. Chapman - Looking for a doctor in East Texas
Karen - Update - My dilemma
Joy - Thank you for listening
Debbie Dennis - Surgery was great!
Alicia - Tea Tree Oil took away the pain.
Margaret - No blue skies ahead....only gray storm clouds
Katy - Childbirth caused coccyx problem 15 years ago
Emma - Last option - fingers crossed!
Phillip - I am going to beat this pain
Pam - Update I'm not going to give up trying to get rid of rid this pain
Leland Van Lew - Pain in me bum
Leclair - Surgeons in the central parts of Florida?
Kris - Update - My doctor said I could keep working after surgery - post surgery problems - help!
Jane - The specialist said she had never seen such a bent upwards coccyx
Bernard - Found something that works well for my coccyx problem
Amanda - Hi! I'm new to this site and I really need some helpful advice!!!!
ZoŽ - Update - Can anyone recommend a good mattress?
Joanne - I have tried everything imaginable
Jennifer Grindle - Hit a jump when sledding
Jenn - Update - I fell down the steps 15 months ago
Beth - Update - Coccyx pain since I had an injection for lumbar pain
Roger - When to act?
Erica - Jetski!
Donna M. Lopez - I fell down 13 concrete steps
Amy - Update - Tailbone pain after c-section - manual therapy helped
Nicole - I slipped and fell down my stairs
Kerrie - Does it sound like a problem with my coccyx?
JR - Pain to the right of my tail bone
Shannon - Riding my bike causes pain
Marian - Coccyx pain ongoing
Scarlett - Coccydinia lasted for 3 months after childbirth
Jody - Temper-pedic foam to make a fill-in for where was tailbone
Tonya - Coccyx removed in 2004, then other spinal problems
Sheryl - Protruding tailbone eventually removed
Pat - Pain is worsening
Jessi-Jo Foley-Keith - Update - Two coccyxes?
Christine McGraw - Coccyx removal
Cheryl - Some chairs cause pain, others don't
Rachel - Coccyx removal
Harvey Steven - The cure for coccydynia
Anonymous - I am a 16 year old female with coccyx pain!
Wendy - The pain has come back
Trudy - Looking for a chiropractor in Toronto area
Mlissa - Post-op pain
Foskay - Finally I had the surgery
Charles - Hurt my coccyx on an exercise ball
Anonymous - Sudden coccyx pain in the night
Anonymous - It felt like my tailbone was slipping on marbles
Corinne - It almost feels worse than before I had the surgery
Anonymous - Do I need something more than x-rays?
Josh Stringer - My lower back
Frankie Empl - Arnica helped the pain
Catherine - Update - Damaged tailbone during labour
Bob Davidson - Coccyx relief from turning cushion round
Vanessa - Upturned tailbone
Tim - A fistula was my problem / some call them pilonidal cyst
Pauline - Treating the cause as well as the symptoms
M - Most definitely a pain in the rumpus
Jean - Why can't they find the floating bone I feel?
Anonymous - Dislocated coccyx
Sharon - Pain relief from Nexium?
Nicole - Ow!!
Michelle - Intense throbbing pain
SGT Kirkland - Update - Pain started while doing sit-ups
Chene' - Update - Four months ago I started experiencing "horrible" pain while sitting
Tammy - Cracked tail bone
Jane - The Double Dare Incident
Don - Tailbone removed, but serious infection followed
Lucy - Table collapsed while having waxing done
Anonymous - No history of an injury, but needed coccygectomy
Amanda - Fall led to numbness on the left side of my body
Lisa - Help with coccyx pain?
Anonymous - The doctors kept telling me nothing was wrong
Anonymous - I tried the body cushion
Tricia - My coccyx was actually covering the opening to my rectum
Jraye - Dull . . but there lower back pain
Donna - Coccyx cut-out chair - Australia
Tam - Childbirth coccyx injury - 3 months on and no sign of easing
Laura - Saccrococcygeal adjustment
Anonymous - I have lived with constant pain for 30 years
Shelley - Sounds like what I have ...?
Heather - Successful surgery with excellent results - 17 weeks post op
Beverly - Two months post op
Anonymous - Where do I go from here?
Ann - Help in Hawaii
Sandra Lail - Update - Coccyx testimonial
Janine - Coccydynia after emergency C-section
Anonymous - Long tailbone
Anonymous - Doctors in central Ohio
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