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:


#2) You can read about […]

How Soon After a Coccygectomy Can You Have a Steroid Injection?

Someone recently asked me:

How Soon After a Coccygectomy can you have a Steroid Injection? The answer is: “it depends.” Most patients tolerate corticosteroid (steroid) injections very well. These injections can be very helpful for a wide variety of painful musculoskeletal conditions. But it is important to recognize that there are some people who are […]

Stigma Against Patients with Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain)

Stigma Against Patients with Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain)

Below is a link to my publication titled, “Stigma Against Patients with Coccyx Pain.”

It was published in 2010 in Pain Medicine, which is a medical journal for physicians who specialize in treating pain.

The reason why I wrote this was to inform pain physicians of the […]

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 […]

30 Years since Arriving at New Jersey Medical School

Dr. Patrick Foye reviews his thoughts on 30 years since first coming to New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). Dr. Foye arrived at NJMS in ~August-September 1998, starting medical school. At the time, NJMS was part of UMDNJ (the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). He graduated from medical school 4 years later, receiving […]

3 Years since Publishing the Book: Tailbone Pain Relief Now!

In the video below, Patrick Foye, M.D., discusses the 3 years since publishing the book: Tailbone Pain Relief Now! The book is all about: Coccyx Pain, Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia. Here is the Text Transcribed from the video: (The actual Video is down below the text.) This video marks the three-year anniversary since the publication of […]

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