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Cure: I was the designated excisor for our area by default. I had an interest in it anddid about 45 procedures. If the correct diagnosis is made thru x-ray and exam, most specificaly a rectal exam that 100% reproduces symptoms, people were better in recovery rm & for sure by next day. Must be done with care as the rectum is mm away from surg site and inexperienced surg may perforate the rectum. Cure100%. ...Read more
It is a vestigial: structure, like your wisdom teeth. The coccyx is vestigial tail, and has lost all of its ancestral function in human species. Hence it serves only as attachment point for a couple of muscles/ligaments. When it causes symptoms, it can be managed with offloading u- or donut pillows, injections, nsaids. When these fail, coccygectomy can be a last resort -- typically high infection rate. ...Read more
First, it is rare : For anyone to have this procedure and when done for coccygeal pain only the results are unpredictable and not usually a high success rate so the pain can persist even after this surgery. ...Read more
Had a coccygectomy about 3 months ago, how long will take for the pain to go away. Any recommendations? 40 year old male.
Mysterious nerve pain appeared after a coccygectomy in lower abdoman and lower back also worsened when looking down pain only occurs at night and last upto 4 hours cannot sit still as pain is continous?
Coccygectomy: This really depends on the exact location of the pain. By the location it sounds like this is a muscular pain. ...Read more
I had coccygectomy and have ls discus hernia.I'm in 8th month pregnancy.Can I have vaginal delivery?Ask several doctors-have opposite opinions. Thanks
I had a coccygectomy. Have painful bone marrow edema (maybe from trauma of the surgery?) there's no infection. What treatments are there for this area
Coccygectomy probs: Bone marrow edema? The coccyx is gone. It is amputated at the joint with the sacrum. There should not be bone marrow edema from the surgery, and if not present preop, i would be suspicious of infection—sed rate, crp, white count normal? If surgery was years ago, then maybe some remodeling from reaction to stress/pressure. Continue to use a sitting pillow (wedge with triangle cutout, not donut). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It should, but...: It depends on whether your pain was truly coccydynia! if so, recovery should have occured by now. It might be something else. I would see someone in rheumatology, physiatry, or a pain specialist to determine why you are still having pain. I have never recommended the procedure you had! ...Read more