Second Dose, Repeat Coccyx Injection for Tailbone Pain

Tailbone Injections and Repeat Injections are Common and Reasonable for Coccyx Pain There are multiple different types of tailbone injections that are done in the treatment of coccyx pain. Common examples include: local coccyx steroid injection, ganglion Impar sympathetic nerve block with local anesthetic, nerve ablation at the coccyx to deaden/kill the nerve fibers that […]

3-D, 3-dimensional CT scan for Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

Medical imaging studies for Tailbone Pain Medical imaging studies can be very helpful in making an accurate diagnosis in patients with coccyx pain (also called coccydynia, or tailbone pain). The most common medical imaging studies for tailbone pain include: X-rays: especially “sitting-versus-standing” x-rays to look for “dynamic instability” ( unstable joints of the coccyx). MRI: […]

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 […]

Is a PILONIDAL CYST Causing Your Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain?

Sometimes, Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain) can be Caused by a Pilonidal Cyst… A “cyst” is a collection of fluid. Think of it being like a tiny water balloon. A pilonidal cyst is a particular type of cyst that contains not only fluid but also hair and other debris. The most common location for a pilonidal […]

What's the BEST Injection for Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain?

What’s the BEST Injection for Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain? Recently, another physician asked me, “What’s the BEST injection to do for patients who have coccyx pain (tailbone pain)?” There are multiple different types of injections that can help decrease or eliminate tailbone pain. But which injection is “BEST”? The answer depends on many factors… This […]

Neck Pain caused by Tailbone Pain?

Can tailbone problems cause neck pain? Some tailbone problems can cause people to also have pain or stiffness in their neck. The most common form of this is due to abnormal sitting (sitting leaning forwards or to the right or left side, which is done to take pressure off the tailbone). A much less common […]

Hip Pain or Stiffness due to Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

Coccyx pain (tailbone pain) can sometimes cause people to also have pain or stiffness in the hip region. Here’s a recent video on this topic. To reveal the video, click on the image or on the link below:

Video on Hip pain with Tailbone pain

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4 Reasons why Tailbone Fractures and Dislocations Can NOT be Treated like Other Body Regions

Why can’t you just treat coccyx pain or injuries the same way you would treat other musculoskeletal injuries? There are 4 main reasons: #1: You can NOT put a CAST on the tailbone. Unlike an injury to your arm or leg, you can not put a CAST on your tailbone. #2: You can NOT use […]

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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