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14982247 tn?1437705406

Sore Tailbone

I have had a sore tailbone for 2 years. Anyone else found any treatments other than "wait it out" while using a coccyx cushion?
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7721494 tn?1431631564
Hello ky1032, welcome to the pain forum.

Are you sure this is not a pilonidal cyst?

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pilonidal-cyst/basics/definition/CON-20025007

Otherwise, they call this coccydynia (pain in the coccyx,) and two years is too long.

Have you tried any mode of treatment?

Last resort is a surgical procedure called coccygectomy, but before consenting to this, I'd want multiple opinions.
547368 tn?1440545385
Hi KY,

Welcome. I am sorry to hear about your pain. My sister suffered with the same or similar condition for over a year, this was a number of years ago. She finally required surgery and if was successful. Her pain is greatly reduced.

Phil has offered some good suggestions. Your symptoms have gone on far to long. It's time to either have your current treating physician become more aggressive in his treatment - or seek a second opinion.

Life is short - too short to live it in unnecessary discomfort. Please be assertive and obtain treatment.

I hope you'll keep in touch. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.

My Best,
~Tuck
14982247 tn?1437705406
Thanks for the comments. I will look into it!
954005 tn?1304630205
Did you have an injury that resulted in the tailbone pain? If so, give some details...I am an "expert" when it comes to tailbone pain, having lived with it for about 8 years.  My pain is from an injury, and is permanent...so I rely on many different pain management techniques...so if you can provide more info I'll know which ones I should tell you about more:)
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