Reasons for Normal X-rays and MRI Despite Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

There are many reasons why radiology imaging studies are reportedly “NORMAL” in patients with tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia).  This applies to x-rays, MRI, and CT scans. The video below explains 11 reasons WHY imaging studies FAIL to reveal the cause of the tailbone pain.

The video link is at the bottom of this […]

Does Your Radiology Report Even Mention Your Coccyx, for Your Tailbone Pain X-rays, MRI?

It is unfortunately VERY common that patients suffering from coccyx pain (tailbone pain, coccydynia) end up having the wrong imaging studies done or they end up with a radiology report that fails to even mention the coccyx!

There are multiple reasons why this problem happens:

The ordering physician: If your doctor ordered […]

Lumbar MRI does NOT include the Coccyx, for Tailbone Pain, Coccydynia

A standard “Lumbar” or “Lumbosacral” MRI does NOT include the COCCYX.

The most common MISTAKE that I see when patients have an MRI done for coccydynia (tailbone pain) is that the MRI does NOT even include the coccyx!

Often, the wrong MRI is ordered/done.

Look at the radiology report and see if they even […]

COCCYDYNIA means Coccyx Pain (Tailbone Pain). It is NOT a full diagnosis

“COCCYDYNIA” means coccyx pain (tailbone pain).

“Coccydynia” is NOT a full diagnosis.

This term just says that the pain is AT the tailbone.

Just like “chest pain” or “knee pain”, you need to find out WHY the pain is there.

Tailbone Pain Tip 3, Coccydynia means Coccyx Pain


Baby Yoda: Pareidolia and Patternicity in Sacral MRI and CT Scans

Baby Yoda, Pareidolia and Patternicity in Sacral MRI and CT Scans, by Patrick Foye MD

I am thrilled that this month (February 2021) the medical journal “PM&R” published an article that I wrote. The title is: Baby Yoda: Pareidolia and Patternicity in Sacral MRI and CT Scans.

Dr. Foye’s summary: In medical education, we often teach using comparisons. This includes harnessing the human tendency to “see” faces or other […]

Tailbone Anatomy and Imaging Questions-Answers on Facebook Live, with Jason Woon PhD and Patrick Foye MD, on Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

Tailbone Anatomy and Imaging Questions-Answers on Facebook Live, with Jason Woon PhD and Patrick Foye MD, on Tailbone Pain, Coccyx Pain

On February 21, 2019, there was a Live Question-and-Answer session for more than an hour on the Tailbone Pain Center’s Facebook page.

People from around the world asked questions about coccyx pain (tailbone pain, […]

Dr. Jason T.K. Woon PhD, MBChB, International Lecturer, Anatomy of the Coccyx and Implications on Reading a Standard X-ray

Jason TK Woon, PhD

Please join the NJ Society of PM&R for a special event this Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 6pm.

The special guest speaker from New Zealand will be Dr. Jason T.K. Woon PhD, MBChB.

Dr. Woon is an internationally known lecturer on the topic of coccyx anatomy and coccyx imaging studies.

Dr. Woon will […]

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:

#2) You can read about […]

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