Dr. Jason T.K. Woon PhD, MBChB, International Lecturer, Anatomy of the Coccyx and Implications on Reading a Standard X-ray

Jason TK Woon, PhD

Please join the NJ Society of PM&R for a special event this Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 6pm.

The special guest speaker from New Zealand will be Dr. Jason T.K. Woon PhD, MBChB.

Dr. Woon is an internationally known lecturer on the topic of coccyx anatomy and coccyx imaging studies.

Dr. Woon will […]

Can you Ride a Bicycle if you have Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain?

The 4 main factors for using a bicycle despite tailbone pain would be: 1) a coccyx cut out, so that the coccyx is not directly hitting into the bike seat. 2) a wider-than-usual bike seat, so that more of the body weight is on the other sit bones (on the ischial bones) rather than on […]

Periosteum of the Coccyx: Tailbone Periosteal Layer and Coccygectomy.

Periosteum of the Coccyx: Tailbone Periosteal Layer and Coccygectomy.

Recently I have received a lot of questions about the periosteum and whether the periosteum should be left in place when ppatient undergoes a coccygectomy (surgery to amputate or removed the coccyx, or tailbone).

What is the periosteum? The periosteum is a very thin layer of […]

Tailbone Book, Chapter 13: Cancer Causing Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain.

Tailbone Book, Chapter 13: Cancer (Malignancy) Causing Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain Is your Tailbone Pain Caused by Cancer??? This is the next in a series of coccyx pain videos, giving you highlights from the chapters of Dr. Foye’s book, “Tailbone Pain Relief Now!” The actual VIDEO is at the bottom of this page. Here is […]

Soft vs Hard Cushions for Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain. Which cushion is best?

How Hard Should your Cushion be for Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain? Should your Tailbone Cushion be Softer or Harder? Which cushion is best?

Many patients ask me about what is the “best” cushion for them to sit on to help decrease their coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia).

In this video, I review a coccyx cushion […]

Can A Woman Give Birth Vaginally After Coccygectomy?

Can A Woman Give Birth Vaginally After Coccygectomy? Giving birth to vaginally can cause or worsen coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia). During childbirth for a vaginal delivery, the baby passes through the birth canal, which can cause pressure and trauma onto the coccyx.

Recently I was asked whether giving birth to vaginally would be likely […]

SEATED Coccyx X-rays Show Abnormalities Missed by Regular Standing X-rays, for Tailbone Pain

Many people ask me why their coccyx x-rays (tailbone x-rays) looked totally normal even though they’re suffering from severe coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia).

Usually, the answer is that unfortunately their previous x-rays did not include any evaluation of the coccyx bones while they were sitting.

This video shows an example of actual x-rays where […]

Tailbone Pain Awareness Day: November 15

“Tailbone Pain Awareness Day” is November 15 Goals of Tailbone Pain Awareness Day: The goal of Tailbone Pain Awareness Day is to draw attention to tailbone pain (also called coccyx pain), and to offer educational materials, support, understanding, and compassion for people suffering from tailbone pain. Goals also include providing useful educational materials for people […]

What Causes Fuzzy MRI images of the Coccyx (Tailbone) in Patients with Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia)?

Someone recently told me online that their treating physician tried to look at the coccyx MRI, to try to find the cause of the person’s coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia). But the physician reportedly said that the MRI images of the coccyx looked “fuzzy,” so they were not able to see very much detail.

What […]

How Soon After a Coccygectomy Can You Have a Steroid Injection?

Someone recently asked me:

How Soon After a Coccygectomy can you have a Steroid Injection? The answer is: “it depends.” Most patients tolerate corticosteroid (steroid) injections very well. These injections can be very helpful for a wide variety of painful musculoskeletal conditions. But it is important to recognize that there are some people who are […]

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