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 […]

Submit Your Tailbone Questions for the 2nd International Coccyx Pain Symposium, The Netherlands

Patrick Foye, M.D. asks you to “Submit Your Tailbone Questions,” so he can ask and discuss them with other worldwide experts at the 2nd International Coccyx Pain Symposium, in The Netherlands, in late June 2018. Dr. Foye will be giving lectures on non-surgical treatment of tailbone pain. Submit your questions online in the comments… […]

EggSitter Cushion for Tailbone Pain, Honeycomb Gel Cushion for Coccyx Pain

The Egg-Sitter is one of Many Different Cushions for Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain There are many different types of cushions used by people suffering from coccyx pain (tailbone pain). Patients come to the Coccyx Pain Center from around the world, bringing their coccyx cushions with them. Sometimes if someone has a type of cushion that […]

Tailbone-Coccyx Fractures and Dislocations, Last Chapter in New Medical Textbook

New Book Chapter on Coccyx Fractures and Tailbone Dislocations, Last Chapter in New Medical Textbook In this video, Dr. Foye discusses the chapter he wrote on Tailbone Fractures and Coccyx Dislocations. This is the very last chapter in a recently published medical textbook. Patrick Foye, M.D., is director of the Coccyx Pain Center at Rutgers […]

Water Slides Causing Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Injuries. Published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine

I am happy to report that The Journal of Emergency Medicine has just published my research article, titled, “Tailbone Pain from Coccyx Injuries on Water Slides: A Case Series.”

Waterslides Causing Coccyx Injuries, Patrick Foye, Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2018

The Journal of Emergency Medicine has the article available online here: (Note: the journal […]

Reddit AMA: Ask Me Anything about Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain, Coccydynia

Reddit AMA: Ask Me Anything about Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain, Coccydynia What: Reddit has an AMA (Ask Me Anything) format where I will answer questions online within the Reddit community. Where: Reddit.com AMA. Go to: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/8i7035/iama_tailbone_pain_physician_ask_me_anything/ When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 12:00 noon eastern time (New York City time). Why: I already am on […]

Tailbone Book, Chapter 12: Sympathetic Nervous System Pain of the Coccyx, Causing Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

Tailbone Book, Chapter 12: Sympathetic Nervous System Pain of the Coccyx, Causing Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain Is your Tailbone Pain Caused by Sympathetic Nervous System Pain of the Coccyx??? 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 […]

Second International Symposium on Coccyx Disorders, Netherlands, June 2018

It is just two months until the…

Second International Symposium on Coccyx Disorders Dates: June 29 – 30, 2018 Location: Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, South Holland, The Netherlands More Information is available at the following website: https://coccyxsymposium2018.com/ Below (at the bottom of this page) is a VIDEO of Dr. Patrick Foye, M.D., who will be giving […]

Should the Coccyx Bones be Fused Together? Does that Cause Tailbone Pain?

Should the Coccyx Bones be Fused Together? Does that Cause Tailbone Pain? There is a lot of variability from person to person regarding fusion of the coccygeal joints. The Completely Fused Coccyx: A Rigid, Non-mobile Tailbone In some people, the entire coccyx is fused, meaning that the individual bones of the coccyx are fused into […]

UK Sitting-Standing Coccyx X-rays for Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia

I have a great update regarding getting coccyx x-rays done in the United Kingdom.

I have previously reported that in the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) has radiology protocols that explicitly deny the usefulness of tailbone x-rays (coccyx radiographs, xrays) for patients suffering with tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia). See Link: Wrong-Minded Denials of […]

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