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Jacki, USA - Update - Constant tailbone pain
John McCarthy - Update - Coccyx and spondylolisthesis (L5-S1) pain
Chanda - Update - 9 years of pain
Theresa - Update - My life has changed totally
Donna - Update - I'm having a coccygectomy tomorrow
Rebecca - Update - C-Section for 2nd baby?
Carol - Update - Has anyone in Virginia had Dr. Cardea operate on them?
Harriet - Update - Trying craniosacral therapy and yoga
Colleen - Update - My personal saga and coccygectomy
Toni - Don't know whether to have the operation
Mireille - Coccygodinia and operation, removal of my coccyx
Doug F. - My story of coccyx pain and the relief from treatment
Richard L. - Update - Help needed for coccyx pain
Nicole - I had excruciating pain when I went to rise from a sitting position
Kate - Cymbalta seemed to help the pain
John - Brushed off by GP, but manual treatment is working
Bonnie A Pence - My coccygectomy
Mel - Just diagnosed
Jacqui Wooley - Very unsympathetic doctor
Shania - How to breastfeed with coccyx pain?
Rebecca - Try Chiropractor/body work
Margaret - Muscular spasms and constant pain
Leah Benton - My lovely history that many say is "all in my head"
Kay - I am determined not to be beaten by this
Danielle - Surgery for pilonidal cyst, then tailbone pain
John T. - Injection from Dr Foye
Caroline - Success with manipulation and exercises from Michael Durtnall
Anonymous - Frustrated
Brandon Smith - Lumbar Extender saves the day
Sue - I have been in pain for 6 years now
Dawn - Successful surgery in Indiana
Noel - Update - Coccygectomy September 2 & feeling good
Sarah - Eventually found a doctor to take the problem seriously
Juan Jose Munoz Lopez - A new man!
Gail - BUTT what caused it?!
Elliott Cooke - Steroid injection from Dr. Foye ended the pain
Clare Holmes - Constant tailbone pain since March 2008, no trauma, don't know how I've done it!!!
Brian - Doctor intending to remove the last joint
Anonymous - Thank you, Dr. Zail!
Anonymous - Successful coccyx removal in Belgium
Shelley - Update - Coccyx removal with epidural instead of general anesthetic
Hussain Nazeer Kizhakkedathu - Treatment with Dr Foye
Janet - Successful surgery in 2006
Anonymous - Last resource.. laser? Time will tell....
Mythily - Pain due to manipulation
John - My experience with Dr. Zail Khalsa
Audrey - Just had coccyx excision on July 29, 2008
Anonymous - Adjusted myself
Anonymous - Bike accident
Andy Kirk - Please don't sit on your legs
Dana - 6 days after surgery
Tabitha - Tailbone pain after abdominal surgery
Ruth - Suffering from coccyx pain for over 3 years
Pleaby - Do yourself a favor and visit Dr. Foye in Newark NJ
Novi - Manual adjustment cured the pain
Kirsty - In pain ever since childbirth
Claire - Update - I didn't hurt my tailbone!
Carolyn - The importance of finding the right surgeon
Thomas - Successful treatment with Dr Foye
Rita - Pain relief at last!!!!
Michelle - Tailbone pain and back pain
Kris - Has anyone tried physical therapy?
Debbie - Update - Headed to a surgeon for coccygectomy
Cindi Rella - Update - Internal manipulation not working so far
Anonymous - Self-manipulation made the pain worse
Andrea - Back to work after surgery
Kristi - Day 2 after removal of my coccyx
Anonymous - Coccyx pain faded, now come back
Sandra - Update - Surgery and still healing
Fausto - Mesotherapy cured the pain
Andee - My poor tailbone!
Michele - An off the wall method that worked for me
Bethan - Please don't hesitate to seek help any longer
Dale - Tailbone and 2/3 of sacrum removed
CD-Anonymous - One other way - How to treat coccydynia
Tracey - Suffering in France!
Lisa - Coccyx problems and removal
Jackie - Tailbone sticks out and back pain
Richard - Dissolving stitches and surgical glue did not hold
Karen Denton - Update - Coccyx and sacrum pain
Deirdre - Decisions, decisions
Caroline - Pain cured with manipulation
Marloes - Update - Coccyx at 45 degree angle to sacrum - I'm cured!
LH - Scared about surgery, but nothing left to try - Live in Northern Virginia
Donna - The eighth doctor finally gave me hope
Nina Litvak - Found relief!
Mike - Update - Muscle relaxers to counteract muscle spasm
Sam - Pain gone after spinal adjustment
Caroline - Success with surgery in France
Anonymous - Injections in New York
Lynn Hill - 15 weeks post-op and still in pain
Charlotte - 21 year old hoping for help after 11 years
Lorette - Update - Is a radiofrequency nerve block a good idea?
Laureen - There is hope
DW - Treatment from Dr. Sussman
Jaap - Coccyx pain and strongly reduced pain
Susie - Finally no more pain!!!
Su - It's a miracle!
Síle - Found a car that helps
Romaine - My experience with this pain
Rachel - Doctor in Dayton, Ohio area?
Pan Pan - A sneeze .. coccydynia .. four years
Leonardo Morales - Gym machine helped
Brian - I've been experiencing pain in my coccyx for over a year
Amy - Help is found in upstate New York
Shelley - Ice skating injury
Renee Oswald - Pelvic floor pain after tailbone removal
A depresssed mother - Can't get any help from doctors
Margaret - Pelvic floor physical therapy
Lisa - Update - 18+ years of pain - surgery 20 Feb - recovery time?
Kerry - Can't take the pain anymore
Donna - An equestrian with coccydynia
Patty - Update - Advice needed on surgery
Michelle Wild - Update - People tried to talk me out of this op
Anonymous - Spinal surgery
Pam - Update - Ready for surgery
Lindsey M - Dislocated tailbone - should I have surgery? So torn!
Ellen - Living with it for 17 years
Anonymous - Removal of child's coccyx because of cyst
NSM - Fell on tailbone: still in pain four years later
Liliana Cordero - Yo tengo un paciente con coccigodinia
Anonymous - Kicked in the butt
Anonymous - Problem with muscles and ligaments
Crystal Wright - Bar stool collapsed
Sam - Treatment that worked
Rita - la mia storia
Lynne Voros - How many others with broken coccyx?
Célestine - My pain and suffering for 6 years
Lisa - In pain, coccyx 90 degree angle!
Keri - Abscess then tailbone injury
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