Tailbone Pain After Neck Surgery (Coccyx Pain After Cervical Spine Surgery)

Some patients never had tailbone pain before UNTIL very soon after they underwent neck surgery (surgery at the cervical spine, such as a cervical laminectomy, cervical discectomy, cervical fusion, etc.).

There are a few reasons why someone can have tailbone pain after neck surgery:

1) Neck surgery site causing tailbone pain:

At the time of […]

Tailbone Pain from Coccyx Injuries on Water Slides: a Case Series

In 2009, Dr. Foye published on the topic of water slides causing coccyx injuries (tailbone injuries, coccyx pain, tailbone pain, coccydynia).

Here is the abstract…

Tailbone Pain from Coccyx Injuries on Water Slides: a Case Series

Journal: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

2009 Sept; 1 (9): S177

Authors: Patrick M. Foye, M.D., Evish Kamrava, M.D., […]

Spinal Cord Stimulator for Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia

There is limited published data on using spinal cord stimulators (SCS) for coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia, coccygodynia). Spinal cord stimulators are MUCH more commonly used for low back pain, including “failed back syndrome” (where people have persistent pain despite lumbar surgery). The general idea for SCS is that stimulating the nerves can essentially […]

Going from 2017 to 2018: Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain, Coccydynia

Happy New Year 2018!

Let’s Review 2017 and Plan for 2018, regarding educating others about Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain Here is the TEXT from the Video. (The actual video itself is down at the bottom of this page.) Hi. I’m Dr. Patrick Foye. I’m an M.D. or medical doctor and I am the Director of […]

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.) […]

Falls on Snow and Ice: Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

Falls on Snow and Ice can Cause or Worsen Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

In the video below, Dr. Patrick Foye (Director of the Coccyx Pain Center, Tailbone Pain Center) discusses how slips and falls on the snow and ice can cause or worsen tailbone pain.

Here is the text, and the video is below. Hi. […]

Coccyx Cushions for Tailbone Pain: Donut Cushions Versus Wedge Cushions

Wedge Cushions versus Donut Cushions for Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain) I did a small research study evaluating whether patients with coccyx pain (tailbone pain) preferred wedge cushions versus donut cushions (doughnut cushions). The abstract was published in 2009. The results: Among patients with coccydynia who tried both types of cushions, many patients preferred neither. But […]

Tailbone Pain Center, Coccyx Pain Center, at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Map Showing the Tailbone Pain Center (Coccyx Pain Center), at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Just outside of New York City (NYC). Just 10-15 minutes from Newark Liberty Airport.

Tailbone Pain Center, Coccyx Pain Center, USA, map


Tailbone Pain Center, Eastern USA map, Coccyx Pain Center


To come for an evaluation, […]

Flu Vaccines Save Lives, Get Yours

Flu Vaccines Save Lives, Get Yours… It’s not too late in the season to get your Flu Vaccine. Vaccines are one of the most life-saving aspects of all of modern medicine. Get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and those you love or care for. Talk to your doctor for details.

Patrick Foye MD […]

Is the Spinal CORD Located at the Coccyx?

Patients sometimes ask me whether the “spinal cord” is located at their coccyx.

It’s a reasonable question, since the spinal cord does extend through most of the human spine.

What is the Spinal Cord? The spinal cord is a dense, relatively tightly packed collection of nerves. The spinal cord is almost like a big, thick […]

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