How to find experiences like your own
There are more than 2,000 Personal Experiences here, and it can be hard to find exactly what you want. Here is a way to search through them.
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Laura, UK - Update - Coccyx pain after a very quick birth
Natalie, Australia - Update - Coccyx injury during childbirth
Keerthana, India - Update - I cannot sit normally even for a minute
Mike, UK - Update - My coccyx pain, 36 year old male in Leeds UK
Carl - Update - 4 years of pain and some specialists to consider for Norwegians
Anshumaan Bajpai - Update - Coccyx and lower back pain
Lylima - Update - Dealing with coccyx pain
Sam - Update - Embarrassing bad habit caused my pain
Virginia - Update - Coccyx pain
Kim - Update - Severe tailbone pain for 10 years has wrecked my life
Robin - Update - Scared about coccyx removal
Tammy - Update - Coccyx pain - I'm an ANOMALY?!
Michelle - Painful coccyx after car accident
Denise - Broken coccyx during delivery of baby
Sandy B - In pain again after 30 years
Holly - Horse riding accident, coccyx now removed
Fiona - Wellington, New Zealand, 2 months post-Coccygectomy, doing OK
Emily - Birth/broken coccyx
Anonymous - Coccydynia sufferer, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Deepak Kumar - Personal experience
Alex - No cyst, infection or fracture
Shelly - My coccyx pain I can't figure....
Lavanya - Unstable coccyx ... advise please
Anonymous - Doctor just gave a prescription for some muscle relaxers
Sue - Unable to work since August
Chris - A successful surgery and then a 4-month relapse caused by jogging
Anonymous - Update - Long-term pain with no blunt trauma
Andrew - Physiotherapy and hamstring stretches got rid of the pain
A. R. York - Just diagnosed coccyx pain - familiar symptoms?
Joanna - Improvements
D. Giberson - Exercises give me instant relief
Michele - Manual therapy?
R. K. Hennessy - Tail bone pain finally gone after 11 years
Anne - Success with calcium supplements
Bernice - Recovering from a fall down stairs
Vijaya - Relief with exercises
Vhsmaniam - Coccyx pain treatment given by Dr. Rajveer
Asger - Coccyx treatment
Stephanie - Coccygectomy oct 15 - advice??
Matt - Success with physical therapy in Ohio
Lisa - Surgery over 4 years ago
Karen - Searching for coccygectomy specialist in Phoenix, AZ
Judith - 2 years of coccyx pain relieved in New York City
Jeni - Recovering from coccygectomy
Anonymous - This is absolute hell on Earth
Dick - Help!!
Anonymous - Improvement with tailbone-friendly cushions and manipulation
Robert - Cymbalta
Lisa - Can someone guide me where I can get help?
Yasmin - My story, to recommend a specialist
Natalie - Pregnancy and coccyx
Jack - Not sure what this pain is
Helen - Where now?
Tom - Coccyx injections by Dr. Magaziner, New Jersey
Chrissy - Broke my coccyx originally snow boarding 9 years ago
Rajeev - Suffering
Dave - Pain came back after sitting for 3 hours on a hard seat
Kelly - Don't wait for treatment
Dean - Motorcycle tailbone experience
Christine - Not sure what to do next
Heather - Update - Looking for a surgeon in Alberta
Doreen - Coccygectomy July 15, 2010
Kate - This is NOT something to be embarrassed about
Erin - Infected pilonidal sinus
Susie - Pain relief!
Lettie - Help!
Tonya - The pain is dull while sitting then as I stand it REALLY hurts
Nikki - Trying to find a specialist
Von - Update - My tailbone pain story
Barb - Your pain is real, x-rays can't always pick up coccyx breaks
Neil - 8 weeks post op in California - Wow what a ride!
Jason - Tailbone pain
Iain - Pain in the hips too
Clare - Dr Durtnall cured my long standing coccyx pain
Anonymous - My coccyx story and review of Dr Michael Durtnall, Sayer Clinics
Shanaya - Coccygectomy in S. Carolina - 6 weeks post op
May - No remedy for my tailbone
Hilary - Review - Sayer Clinic, London W8
Jana - My experience with Dr. Brian Chan
Mike - Time consuming, but worth it!
Maurice - Update - Doctor in Australia for continuing pain?
Anonymous - Back support reduces the pain
Anonymous - Fish oil to relieve tail bone pain
Therese - Prolotherapy CURED coccydynia!
Sheila - My story with Dr. Patrick Foye
Pooja Arora - Horrible pain for about 3 months! Hypericum helps
Madavan - Update - Still in pain
Dan - Unable to sit without extreme pain after spinal surgery
Carol - Great idea from Mike with the Allman cushion
Suman.K - Tip of coccyx separated by 4 mm
Candice - There was a loud popping sound and this eerie crunching feeling in my tailbone area
Barbara B - My short story
Jann - Slipped on icy stairs
Anonymous - Surgery for pilonidal sinus cyst left no tissue surrounding my tailbone
Ted - My story, not yet complete
Shari - Cured of pain after discovering food allergies
Mike J. - Two years of coccyx/tailbone pain
Sharon - I only feel the pain when I go to stand up
Kari - Relief without surgery
Heather - Coccyx cushions and supports
Sondra - It hurts...
Joan - Coccyx pain true relief with TENS unit
Chris - X-ray showed I broke my entire coccyx off and it was sitting an entire bone's width posteriorly
Nicole - Had surgery, 9 months later still in pain, had injection which made pain 1000 X worse... out of hope
Anonymous - Update - Tailbone surgery with Dr Kevin Gill
self help 4 backs - A model of the coccyx
Michelle - Fell off my bike heard and felt the crack in my lower back
Lynn - Coccyx finally removed 38 years after being broken
Kirin - My story of success - finally 100% pain free
Suzanne - Suffering since coccyx removed in 1992
Barbara - Has anyone else......?
Angelique - Gaarne een positieve reactie
Andrea - Damaged my coccyx while snowboarding
Meredith - Tailbone pain!
Caroline - Coccyx injury during pregnancy
Roger - Some relief from cortisone shot
Elizabeth - Pain with certain movements
Barbara - Pain, pain, pain!
Alex - We heard a pop during delivery
Nicky - Severe coccyx pain after childbirth
Howard - Chronic pain after removal of coccyx
Latha - Three weeks now
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