VIDEO: Facebook Live Questions-Answers about Coccyx Pain, on Tailbone Pain Awareness Day

On Tailbone Pain Awareness Day, November 15, 2019, Dr. Foye answered live questions about coccyx pain from people worldwide.

The event was held on the Facebook page for the Tailbone Pain Center, which is located at: https://www.facebook.com/TailbonePainCenter/

Here is the video from the Question and Answer session:

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Fluid Collection After Coccygectomy, Fluid after Coccyx - Tailbone Removal

Coccygectomy is the surgical amputation, or removal, of the coccyx (removal of the tailbone). After a coccygectomy, it is relatively common to develop a fluid collection at the surgical site. I spoke with a group of European coccygectomy surgeons about this topic when I lectured at the International Coccyx Pain Symposium in 2016 and […]

Tailbone Anatomy and Imaging Questions-Answers on Facebook Live, with Jason Woon PhD and Patrick Foye MD, on Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

Tailbone Anatomy and Imaging Questions-Answers on Facebook Live, with Jason Woon PhD and Patrick Foye MD, on Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

On February 21, 2019, there was a Live Question-and-Answer session for more than an hour on the Tailbone Pain Center’s Facebook page.

People from around the world asked questions about coccyx pain (tailbone pain, […]

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 […]

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 […]

MRI of Broken Tailbone, Coccyx Fracture. See what the Radiologist missed!

MRI of a Broken Tailbone, Coccyx Fracture, Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia

MRI Tips on How To See a Broken Tailbone, Coccyx Fracture. You Can See what the Radiologist Missed! Patrick Foye, M.D. discusses MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) showing of a Broken Coccyx, or Tailbone Fracture. MRI shows a Fractured Coccyx. Radiologists often FAIL to see these abnormalities! The actual VIDEO is at the bottom of this […]

Yellow Highlighter Cured Cancer?!? Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain.

Yellow Highlighter Cured Cancer?!? Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain. The video is at the bottom of this page. Here is the text: I’m going to tell you a story that’s crazy, but true, of how I used a yellow highlighter to cure cancer in my father-in-law and then I’ll tell you how it’s related to tailbone […]

MRI of Pilonidal Cyst causing Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

What is a Pilonidal Cyst? A pilonidal cyst is a collection of fluid and tissue, which can cause pain in the area of the sacrum and coccyx (tailbone). I recently published an online article and video discussing the symptoms and physical exam findings of Pilonidal Cyst. You can see that previous article and previous video […]

How Big is that Coccyx Mass, Cyst, Tumor, or Cancer?

Sometimes I find that my patients with tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia) actually have a mass, cyst, tumor, or cancer either within the tailbone itself or in the nearby tissues. Examples can include pilonidal cyst, retro-rectal hamartoma (tailgut cyst), chordoma (a type of bone cancer that tends to happen at the coccyx and is […]

Tailbone X-Rays (Coccyx X-Rays), NOT Lumbar

The Tailbone (Coccyx) is NOT the Same as the Lumbar Spine. Practically every day, patients with tailbone pain come to see me from around the country or from around the world. Many have faced a similar challenge regarding imaging studies. Specifically, it is unfortunately VERY common that the patient has tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia), […]

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