SEATED Coccyx X-rays Show Abnormalities Missed by Regular Standing X-rays, for Tailbone Pain

Many people ask me why their coccyx x-rays (tailbone x-rays) looked totally normal even though they’re suffering from severe coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia).

Usually, the answer is that unfortunately their previous x-rays did not include any evaluation of the coccyx bones while they were sitting.

This video shows an example of actual x-rays where […]

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 […]

UK NHS Website on Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia. United Kingdom, National Health Service

Many people in the United Kingdom (U.K.) ask me for information on Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia).

Here are 3 steps for you to follow if you have coccyx pain in the UK:

#1) Here is a link to the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) information about coccyx pain:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tailbone-pain-coccydynia/

#2) You can read about […]

Nuclear Medicine Bone Scans, but NOT DEXA Scans, for Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain

Regarding “Bone Scans” for Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain… Someone recently asked me to explain the difference between a DEXA Scan and a Nuclear Medicine Bone Scan. DEXA: A dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, also called a bone density scan, is a common technique used to measure bone density. This test is basically done to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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