Pants' Zippers Blocking View of the Coccyx on X-rays

Pants’ Zippers Blocking View of the Coccyx on Tailbone X-rays Many radiology imaging centers have no idea how to properly perform x-rays of the coccyx for people who have tailbone pain (also called coccyx pain or coccydynia). Sometimes even the most basic problems occur. I have seen many, many patients over the years where the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to improve surgical outcomes when coccygectomy is done for coccydynia, coccyx pain, tailbone pain.

Here’s an idea to help improve surgical outcomes when coccygectomy is done for coccydynia, coccyx pain, tailbone pain: Intraoperative X-rays During Coccygectomy, To Improve Surgical Outcomes for Coccydynia, Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain I wrote this up and submitted it to a medical journal called “Pediatric Surgery International” and they published it this past week. Over […]

Wrong-Minded Denials of Coccyx X-rays by the UK Radiology Directorate, NHS Foundation Trust

Apparently, in the United Kingdom, 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).

A person in the UK who suffers from tailbone pain sent me the following link: (As of Feb-11-2018, this PDF can be […]

Sitting Versus Standing Coccyx X-rays for Tailbone Pain

For details on how to do sitting versus standing xrays of the coccyx for tailbone pain…

X-rays are done while the person is standing and then again while they are seated. These are also called “dynamic xrays”.

For excellent details from Dr. Maigne, in Paris, France…

Here is the link to follow:

http://sofmmoo.org/coccyx_management.htm

Best Coccyx X-ray Views: Side-View versus Front-View for Tailbone Pain

Which Xray Views are Best for Evaluating Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain? I recently did a video explaining which views are best when doing x-rays (radiographs) for coccyx pain (tailbone pain). Here is the text from that video, and the actual video itself is down below. (The actual video is at the bottom of this page.) […]

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), […]

Sit-Stand Coccyx / Tailbone X-rays After Coccygectomy?

I was recently asked: Do I order sitting-versus-standing coccyx x-rays for patients who have persistent pain after coccygectomy (surgical removal of the coccyx/tailbone).

MY RESPONSE:

1) First of all, do we know for sure whether the ENTIRE tailbone has indeed been surgically removed?

If we know for sure that the entire tailbone has been […]

X-ray Radiation Safety Before Pregnancy

Patients with tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia) sometimes ask me… “After receiving medical radiation exposure (fluoroscopy, x-ray, etc.), how soon is it safe to get pregnant?” How long after tailbone (coccyx) x-rays or fluoroscopy should I “wait” before getting pregnant? Here is information from the Health Physics Society (“a scientific organization of professionals who specialize […]

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