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 suffering from tailbone pain and for their treating clinicians (who, unfortunately, often do not have much expertise in treating tailbone problems).
History of Tailbone Pain Awareness Day:
  • Tailbone Pain Awareness Day is an internationally-recognized day, November 15, each year.
  • The first such day was started in 2018 by Patrick Foye, M.D., Director of the Tailbone Pain Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in the United States. After evaluating and treating thousands of patients with tailbone pain over the prior 20 years, Dr. Foye initiated this campaign to shed light on this condition which is so commonly misunderstood, under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-appreciated.
Tailbone Pain Awareness Day, Nov. 15, 2018, Free Book

Tailbone Pain Awareness Day, Nov. 15, 2018, Free Book

Dr. Foye choose November 15 based on math:

  • Dr. Foye choose November 15 based on mathematically calculating what percent of the spinal vertebral bones were represented by the coccyx at the end of the spine.
  • The human spine (vertebral column)  is made up of a series of vertebral bones stacked up one on top of the other. The number of vertebral bones varies based on each region of the spine. The cervical spine (neck) has 7 vertebral bones. The thoracic spine has 12. The lumbar spine has 5. The sacrum has 5. The coccyx has 3-to-5 (average is 4).
  • This means that there are typically 33 vertebral bones in the human spine: 29 above the coccyx and 4 at the coccyx. That makes 29 + 4 = 33 spinal bones in total.
  • Ignoring the coccyx (which, unfortunately, many clinicians do) means focusing only on 29 of the 33 spinal bones, which is about 87%.
  • So, ignoring the coccyx means ignoring the lowest 13% of the human spine.
  • Similarly, this would be like ignoring the last 13% of the calendar year. So…. that would be like ignoring the part of the year after November 15. Imagine all the holidays, festivities, gatherings, etc. that you would miss out on if your year ended on November 15!

 


 

GET THE BOOK: To get your copy of the book “Tailbone Pain Relief Now!” go to: www.TailboneBook.com  or go to Amazon.

COME FOR RELIEF: For more information on coccyx pain, or to be evaluated in-person at Dr. Foye’s Tailbone Pain Center in the United States, go to: www.TailboneDoctor.com

- Patrick Foye, M.D., Director of the Coccyx Pain Center, New Jersey, United States.

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Patrick Foye, M.D.

Founder and Director at Tailbone Pain Center
Dr. Foye is an expert at treating tailbone pain (coccyx pain).

His personable, private-practice office is located on a modern, renowned, academic medical school campus, at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

For an appointment, call 973-972-2802.

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