Sciatica Pain Down the Leg in People with Tailbone Pain

Sometimes people with tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia) will ALSO have nerve pain that shoots down one or both legs.

Nerve pain shooting down into the legs is sometimes called “sciatica.”

About the sciatic nerve The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve that travels down into the leg. It starts in the lower back and […]

SOFT sitting surfaces can feel worse than HARD surfaces for Tailbone Pain

SOFT sitting surfaces can feel worse than HARD surfaces for Tailbone Pain.

This video explains why:

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Emotional Stress from Tailbone Pain (Coccyx Pain)

Tailbone pain is frustrating! Suffering with pain day after day, week after week, month after month is incredibly frustrating. Life can start to revolve around the pain and how to avoid it: Where can I sit? What seats or couches do I need to avoid? Oh no, I forgot or lost my cushion… how am […]

Do you want your tailbone after it is surgically removed?

Tailbone pain (also called coccyx pain, or coccydynia) sometimes requires surgical treatment. Surgery to remove the coccyx is called coccygectomy.

Fortunately, the vast majority of people with tailbone pain respond well to non-surgical treatment, such as the use of cushions, medications by mouth, and coccyx injections.

For those uncommon cases where the tailbone needs to […]

Pain that is NOT from the Tailbone (Coccyx)

How do you know if your pain is coming from something OTHER than the tailbone (coccyx)?

Or, if you do have tailbone pain (coccyx pain), how do you know if you ALSO have pain coming from other causes?

In general, each person needs to work closely with their treating physicians to try to determine where […]

Coccyx Conference in Paris: July 2016

I am honored and excited to be part of the first ever medical conference dedicated solely to problems of the coccyx (tailbone), such as coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia).

For more information, go to:




PARIS, 2016 JULY 8-9


Can a Lumbar Disc cause Tailbone Pain?

If an MRI shows that there is a lumbar disc herniation, could this be the cause of your tailbone pain?

Usually not.

Lumbar disc “abnormalities” “Abnormalities” in the lumbar discs are very very commonly seen on MRI studies. Sometimes these abnormal-looking discs may cause symptoms such as low back pain or nerve pain that travels […]

Why not just remove the tailbone in all people with tailbone pain?

You may be wondering… “If I have tailbone pain, why not just have it surgically removed? Why bother trying non-surgical approaches?”

Why not just remove the tailbone right off the bat for people having tailbone pain? My answer would be that the vast majority of patients do well with milder and easier treatments. The milder […]

Pelvic Floor Prolapse (Sagging) after Coccygectomy

At the time of surgery to remove the coccyx (coccygectomy), it is somewhat variable what the surgeon does. Sometimes the tailbone is partially removed, sometimes completely removed. Surgeons differ in their opinions as to how important it is or isn’t to try to re-attach the pelvic floor tendons that were previously attached to the […]

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