Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tailbone Pain: Images of x-rays, MRI, etc., of tailbone fractures, dislocations, etc.

Recently, a new group of images (x-rays, MRI, anatomic models, etc) have been added to the website, to show a variety of educational points related to tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia) including:

  • Tailbone fractures (fractured coccyx, "broken tailbone", chipped tailbone, "cracked tailbone")
  • Tailbone dislocations (dislocated coccyx)
  • Tailbone sprains (sprained coccyx)
  • Tailbone injuries from pregnancy (coccyx injuries while pregnant or from childbirth, labor and delivery)
  • Tailbone injuries from sports (skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, roller skating, football, basketball, etc.).
  • Other tailbone injuries (other types of injury to the coccyx, injured tailbones, trauma to coccygeal bones, bruised coccyx)
  • Non-traumatic tailbone pain (coccyx pain, aching or discomfort that began without any trauma or injury at all)
  • Figuring out the causes of your tailbone pain (causes of a sore tailbone, painful coccyx, coccyx bone pain, tail bones that hurt)
  • Screening for other causes of symptoms of low back pain, buttock pain, pelvic pain, muscle pain, etc. (including screening for pilonidal cysts, coccyx cancer, sciatica, sacroiliac joint pain, lumbosacral facet pain, lumbar disc herniations, piriformis muscle pain, and other problems, etc.)
  • Tests for Tailbone Pain:
    • Tailbone x-rays (coccyx x-rays, including comparing x-rays while standing versus sitting)
    • Tailbone MRI (coccyx MRI, sacrum-pelvis MRI, pelvic MRI, lumbosacral MRI)
    • Tailbone CT scans (coccyx CT scans, sacrum-pelvis CT scans, pelvic CT scans)
  • Treatments for tailbone pain
    • Tailbone cushions (coccyx cushions: wedge cushions, donut cushions, doughnut cushions, other seat cushions, etc.)
    • Tailbone injections (coccyx injections, including using fluoroscopy to guide precisely placed steroid injections, ganglion Impar injections, coccyx nerve blocks, etc.)
    • Etc.

These have been added recently and can be seen at:

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

New Review article on Tailbone pain (coccyx pain)

As of January 17, 2007, there is a new review article on coccyx pain (tailbone pain) published online at eMedicine.

It is authored by Patrick Foye, M.D., Director of the Coccyx Pain Service, in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA. (Office phone # 973-972-2802).

Although it is written primarily for physicians, it is available for free online.

To read the article, go to:

Or, click on this link:
Tailbone pain (coccyx pain, coccydynia), free article by Dr. Foye, New Jersey Medical School
Dr. Foye’s own websites are:


Sunday, December 24, 2006

Tailbone Pain (coccyx pain) in NJ, NY, PA, CT

Coccyx Pain Relief

Coccyx Pain: Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)

This blog is currently under construction. The focus will be on medical treatments for tailbone pain. The site will include input from Dr. Patrick Foye, M.D., a physician who specializes in treating tailbone pain without surgery. This doctor has an office in northern New Jersey, which is accessible from most areas in New Jersey, New York (minutes from Manhattan, New York City), Pennsylvania, and Connecticut.

Meanwhile, information regarding non-surgical treatment of coccydynia (coccyx pain, also called coccygodynia) can be found at the following web sites: