Patrick Foye, MD, Reviews a New Book for Doctors, about Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia

Patrick Foye, MD, Reviews a New Book for Doctors, about Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia.

This book is written by the physicians and speakers from the First International Coccyx Pain Symposium, which was held in Paris, France, in 2016.

Dr. Foye wrote a chapter on using injections to treat tailbone pain.

Here is the video:

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Dr. Foye was Interviewed by Dr. Elif Gürkan, from Istanbul, Turkey, regarding Coccyx Pain (coccydynia, tailbone pain, koksidini, koksiks ağrı)

Dr. Foye was Interviewed by Dr. Elif Gürkan, from Istanbul, Turkey, regarding Coccyx Pain (coccydynia, tailbone pain, koksidini, koksiks ağrı).

They discussed coccydynia (koksidini, coccyx pain, tailbone pain, koksiks ağrı).

If you have tailbone pain and live in Turkey… You can find Dr. Gürkan’s website online at: www.elifgurkan.com

Here is the video, which is […]

Collaborating with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists in Treating Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy can be immensely valuable for many patients with certain types of pelvic pain.

I was reflecting this weekend and feeling grateful for having met and collaborated with so many wonderful Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists over the years.

It has been wonderful sharing patients in common, or giving lectures to the therapists, […]

MRI showing Inflammation around a Distal Coccyx Bone Spur, on T2 and STIR images, in Tailbone Pain

“STIR” images and “T2″ images on MRI are essentially like filter settings where fluid shows up bright. Some amount of fluid is normal, since many of our body tissues contain significant fluid content (for example, our fat cells [adipose] have significant fluid content). Also, we of course have the fluid we call urine within […]

Male Pelvic Floor Anatomy, Short Video Clip

I like the way this video is really nicely illustrated.

It is just showing the basics, without much detail, but that is a perfect starting point for patients who are just first learning about their pelvic floor.

You can see the short video here:

https://www.facebook.com/mypfm/videos/2179402842349343/

The link above is a 23 second clip from a […]

Randall Braddom, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

It was great this week to spend time with Dr. Randy Braddom and hear him lecture for the New Jersey Society of PM&R. Dr. Braddom is an icon within the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). He served as President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R). He also served as […]

How often to Repeat Injections for Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia

Many patients with coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia) get excellent relief and improved quality of life via various types of coccyx injections. Prior to injections, it is important that the patient undergo a thoughtful, careful evaluation regarding the actual source of their pain. Having an accurate diagnosis is important so that the physician can […]

Sacrospinous Ligament, External Palpation on Physical Exam, in Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain

Below is a very good video where a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist explains palpation of the sacrospinous ligament on physical exam.

The sacrospinous ligament (SSL) is a connective tissue structure that spans from the sacrum to the ischial spine, hence the name sacrospinous (i.e., sacro – spinous).

However, despite being called the “sacrospinous” ligament, this […]

Videos of Standard X-rays of the Coccyx (Tailbone), AP and Lateral Views

Below are a couple of videos showing how standard x-rays are done at the coccyx (tailbone).

These are sometimes done for patients who have coccyx pain (coccydynia, tailbone pain).

In general, the best x-rays are the sitting-versus-standing x-rays, and you can read more about those here at this link: http://tailbonedoctor.com/sitting-versus-standing-coccyx-x-rays-for-tailbone-pain/

But unfortunately most radiology centers […]

Does local anesthetic relief predict response to coccygectomy?

I’d like to clarify… absolutely I do say that it is important to notice how much relief there is during the 1st hour or so after a local anesthetic injection. If a local anesthetic injection at the coccyx is done under image guidance (such as fluoroscopy, thus confirming accurate/appropriate placement of the injection) and […]