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.
Personal stories can be very helpful, but they may not give a true picture of the success rate of a treatment. See the Treatment section for more accurate information on success rates.
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Krissi, UK - Update - I don't know what I think, I feel like I'm drowning
JoAnne Garcia, USA - Update - I finally had my coccyx removed!
Mary Lou, USA - Update - Effect of injections wears off
David - Update - 100% pain-free 3 months after successful surgery
Louise B - Coccyx break in childbirth and subsequent planning of caesarean
Carol S. - Update - Still in pain three weeks after surgery
Rachel - Update - Injured coccyx during childbirth; some relief found from injections
Sherlene - Update - Going from bad to worse
Rod - Update - Psoas muscle release
Kimberly - Update - Don't continue to go to the same doctors if they aren't helping you.... get second opinions
Matthew - Any tips on what my next steps are?
Syrena - Update - Surgery, March 1st, 2012
Emily Weber - Personal story
Pradeep - 70% relief after 2 months of exercise
Judy - When I go to stand up it brings tears to my eyes
Melanie - Pain due to nerve damage relieved
Shaunda - Good results!
Catherine - Relief with manipulation in Australia
Kayla - Successful coccygectomy
Robyn - Chiropractor might be the answer
Ralph - Coccyx pain gone after years of suffering
Merry - Story and question about the treatment of coccydynia
CG - A recovery story
Anonymous - Update - Specialists - Melbourne Australia
Emma - Sitting fall down 15 stairs
Brittani - Pregnant with tail bone pain :(
Xochi - 38 year pain in the ass
Theresa - Update - I just wanna be able to sit down and get up like everyone else
Cynthia - Fell hard on the floor and hit the tailbone
Nichole - Injection is effective
Anonymous - 70% improvement with treatment from Michael Durtnall
Lorraine - Update - Going for coccygectomy
Lisa - Pain post childbirth
Linda - Treatment by Dr. Schrot and Mandi
Lee - Lower back and tailbone pain
Jana - Manual treatment from Dr Griffiths
Floss - Coccyx pain followed by muscle spasms- not sure what to do!
Don - Relief from coccygectomy
Anonymous - Update - Physical therapist pushed too hard and dislodged my tailbone
Peter - Dr Robert Griffiths
Nicole - Horrendous coccyx pain... can anyone else feel something moving around?
Jane - Surgery with Dr Robert Carbin
Piyumi - A story of hope and recovery from idiopathic coccydynia
Carol - Manual therapy with Jerry Hesch
Leigh - Horse riding caused a problem, manual therapy helped
Aidan - Successful treatement with Robert Griffiths
Sally - Dis-positioned coccyx?
Kim - Coccyx removal was well worth a few months discomfort to be rid of that kind of pain
Mari Gowda - Injury to tail bone while skating
Erri - Tailbone pain when going from sitting to standing (Portland, Oregon Area)
Debbie - Any ideas?
Todd - No luck locating a skilled doctor for manipulation
Balkrishn Kamath - Update - Success with self-manipulation
Danielle - Tailbone tilted, pressing on the colon
Allyson - Update - Coccygectomy after spinal fusion
Gayle - Tired of pain in the butt
Veereesh - Coccyx treatment details, and it may be helpful to you!
Joan - Third time's a charm?
Kristin - Update - Trying to find the light
Mohammed - Not finding a solution in Saudi Arabia
Tiffany - Tailbone pain caused by colonoscopy
Bonnie - Success with operation, then return of pain
Jennie - Coccyx pain for 2 1/2 years
Ben - Self-manipulation
Emily - Coccyx pain due to traumatic birth
Suzanne - Coccyx removed in Paris
Melissa - Going for surgery 27 years after injury
Ian - Coccyx cushion - I'm never without it
Anup - Bent tailbone after fall
Generale - Slow but steady improvement with manipulation
Anonymous - Severe lower back pain, is anyone else in the same situation?
Kerry - Long term pain finally reducing
Dave - Injection working so far
Anonymous - Coccyx pain caused by beatings when a child
Darrin - Relief at last!
Cheryl - My coccyegectomy - 5 weeks post op
Robyn - Possible cure - Pawpaw (Papaya) cream
Renee - 90 degree angle after falling
Susy - Could my SI joint be contributing to the coccyx pain?
Awais - A transition from pain and suffering to hope and improvement
Lithia - Update - Eventually going to have surgery
Kim - Microcurrent Therapy
Elaine - Upcoming coccygectomy
Tammy - I CAN'T take the PAIN any longer
Fatma - Pedal fell off exercise bike
Zoe - Update - Scheduled for surgery 22 February 2011
Louise - I feel like I'm going mad and feel like it's only me in this situation
Kara - Update - What can I do from here?
Caro - Any specialists in East Tennessee?
Anie - Success with a treadmill machine!
Adam - 12 years of pain caused by a high school bully
Misha - Sitting properly is the key
Kathleen - Relief after 15 years
Fernando Lara - I found how to have a good quality of life from suffering Coccygodinia
Samantha - My success with Dr Gill
Kristen - I am losing hope
Karen - Hypermobile coccyx and my treatment
Anonymous - Finding relief with Sayer Clinic
Trishtop - Considering pregnancy after coccygectomy
Lavonne - So glad I had the surgery
Kaz - Seeking advice from a surgeon about removal
Matt - Could this be a coccyx problem?
R. Senthilkumar - Coccyx injury, my surgery, depression, now happy
Kathy - Coccyx injury - treatment received at the Sayer Clinic
Lynette - My surgery
Anshuman - My tailbone experience with Dr. Rajveer Singh
Shaun - Pain in my butt!!
Lisa - Pain has flared up in pregnancy
Carlos - Success with coccyx removal
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