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Silke Neumaier - Update - Recommendation of psychological self-help method
Phil Bryant - Update - Doctor won't take the pain seriously - now 80% better
Diane - Update - Fell 2008, still in pain, going for surgery
Tina From Madrid - Update - Coccyx pain with calcification, spicule, and associated pelvic floor muscles dysfunction
Claire - Update - Ganglion impar block reduced the pain
Shivakumar Chikkamath - Update - Some relief from exercises
CE Forman - Update - Looking for specialists in the Peoria or Bloomington-Normal areas
Mike - Update - Physician in Bend, Oregon
Richard Laird - Update - Radio frequency ablation and other treatments
Bernhard Celestin - Update - Original surgery left a sharp piece of coccyx behind
Sally Gunn - Update - Coccyx pain after losing weight
Nihal - Personal experience
Chris - Update - Coccyx deviating to the left, treating with physical therapy
Anonymous - Update - Chiropractor and self-manipulation (internal) has reduced pain from 10 to 3
Selena - Update - Should I go for the coccygectomy?
Laura - Coccyx pain following child birth
Sharon - 13 weeks post-op
Scott - Pain in the tail
Sara - Operation after suffering for three years
Richard Bishop - Wow
Sue - Coccygectomy Success Story
Nick - Coccyx pain after surgery for pilonidal cyst
Holly - My tips
Edel - Answer to my Coccyx Pain - Dr Durtnall, London
Derith - Tailbone pain since 2005, more severe after accident March 2009 - Help
Christy - Update - Every time I move my tailbone grinds and pops
Anonymous - Some ideas
Marianne - Ostepathy seems to be working
Jennifer - Left side of my tailbone pain/pressure
Evelyn - Pelvic pain after coccyx injury
David - Coccygectomy at U of Minnesota Riverside, Dr. David Polly
Jenny - My three-year battle
Helen - Ultrasound treatment
Anonymous - Sick of pain
Tom - Epidural injections related to back, coccyx, and leg pain
Stephanie - Tail bone pain - Dr. Patrick Foye
Michelle - Nerve block for coccyx pain?
Sharon - 14 months of coccxy pain caused by a mirena coil wedged in my cervix against my coccyx
Sachin - Treatment of coccyx injury by Dr. Rajveer Singh in Bangalore, India
Rose - Very slow progress after the operation
LK - Miracle worker in NY/NJ area
Galina - Terrible pain after childbirth
Zee - Coccyxectomy Surgery 14 years after childbirth
Bonnie - Bowel issues with coccyx pain
Terrin - Looking for a doctor in in Edmonton, AB, Canada
Fiona Coccygectomy success story
David - Coccyx Pain - Michael Durtnall
John - Mental health problems can bring on aches and pains
Cindy - Chair pulled out from under me
Anonymous - Mr Lu Ton, Victoria, Australia
Adrienne - Dislocation of coccyx after childbirth....
Sylvie - My own way to relieve the pain
Stephen Wallace - 90% relief within 10 minutes
Jeffrey Stevens - 35 years of pain
Jay - Relief from coccydynia in Wisconsin
Laila - Update - There is hope!
Anonymous - Lumbar extender seemed to help
Subhash Kulkarni - Simple idea cured my coccydynia
Maurice - Worse off after coccyx operation
K Eigenheer - My surgery experience
AJ - Yoga can cure this pain -- it cured mine in one week
John - Pain in right of tailbone
Craig - Not sure what to do?
Bart F. - Bio-feedback helped after surgery
Anonymous - My protruding tailbone
Cathie - Coccyx relief after weeks of agony after childbirth
Nick K. - I feel a "crunch" in my tailbone area when I sit or change position
Trudy - Treatment with small foam ball
Sanjeev - Treatment in India
Anonymous - Anyone share this discomfort?
Anna - Should I ask for a removal?
Marilyn Mejorado - Coccyx pain with muscular dystrophy
Janine Hoggins - Success with Robert Griffiths (London)
Basit Q - Excercise recommended
Sherrie Holtz - Tailbone pain after 27 surgerys for other conditions
Lyn - Pain for about a year
John Allan - 5 years of suffering, all started after I broke my coccyx
Jennifer - Something keeps popping out of place
Debbie - Injured again after coccyx surgery
Kim - Looking for surgeon in South Florida?
Lynn - Rhizotomy Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Jona - Surgery success
Stephanie - My tailbone pops when I move positions
Joe - Coccyx injury and headaches?
Debbie Parker - Dr. Karen Pryor of Tennessee
Saurabh - Coccyx pain gone in 3 days
Connie - Doctor said there is no treatment
Jean - Success with Dr. Sandler
George Fordham - Great pain relief after injections from Dr Foye
Brian - To everyone looking for relief for coccyx pain
Wendy - Coccydynia?
Julianna - Update - Coccyx surgery by Dr. Cardea (Richmond, VA)
Jenny Aragon - Can't afford to go to a doctor
Jean - Sitting hell
Andy Kirk - Sitting on icepacks
Lynne - Neurological coccydinia
Michelle Grantham - My story of pain
Michelle - Removal of the coccyx
Suresh - Looking for a solution in India
Karin - 3 years of pain...
David - What activities can I do?
Mel - Saddles for static exercise bikes
Steve Butler - Driving is a problem
Sara - Tailbone surgery
Gianna - Pain for no reason!
Anonymous - Recovering well after surgery
Anonymous - Surgery after years of suffering
Sharon - Coccydynia after hysterectomy and back injury
Rita - Cayenne treatment
Rakesh - Pain in coccyx bone
Nosipho - I think I may have injured my coccyx
Anonymous - 6 months of pain, first specialist no help
Anne - Has anyone grown armpit breast tissue after injections?
Monica - Update - Angled coccyx breaks through the skin
Lucille - I need help
Lizz - Hope after 7 years of pain
Pinar - Surgery in Turkey
Vanessa - Visit to Dr Jean-Yves Maigne in Paris
Katiuska Porras - Mis dolores van y vienen sobre todo cuando estoy sentada
Dr Steven Griffith - A ballet coccyx story
Jeffrey Lawson - Coccyx excision
Natacha - Coccyx pain after motorcycle accident
Janis - Coccyx surgery for giant cell tumor (non-cancerous)
Heather - Suggestion for another treatment option
Anonymous - Happy ending
TinaMarie - It's working!
Kristin - Pain when rising from sitting
Hunter - Manual treatment, shoe lift and acupuncture
Eileen - Dislocated coccyx and twisted pelvis
Anonymous - Is a real pain in the butt!
Anonymous - Dynamic x-ray showed unstable/hypermobile coccyx
Karen - Sore sore sore...
Jean - Coccyx manipulation
Anonymous - Physical therapist recommendation, California
Vicky - It feels like my tailbone is going to give me a hard time yet again
Susan - Coccyx pain after spinal fusion
Steve - Finally pain relief without medicine/medical assistance
Sandra - Old ice-skating injury left the tailbone like a "Z"
Amanda - Coccyx adjustment cured the problem, been pain-free for a year
Paul - Not sure what to do
Diane - Levator ani pain
Denise - Sit-ups set the pain off again
Sue - Success with manipulation
Rodger - Update, Worked for me, coccygectomy (tail bone removal)
Maryanne - Cortizone shots for now, but for how long?
Linda - The unlikely culprit for me was Lipitor
Henry - Seated x-ray revealed a major dislocation in my coccyx
Michael - Australian physios helped relieve the pain
Joy - Continuous coccyx pain since September 2008
Danielle - Pain came on in pregnancy
Ariela - Board underneath coccyx cushion helps on soft seats
Anonymous - Swimming has relieved my tailbone pain
Marc Gregoire - My tailbone surgery experience
Ed - Severe pain after weight loss
Bonita - Turned down for the disability even though I have a real problem
Marie - Coccyx relief
Linda - Hope at Last
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