Re: Coccygectomy and Tailbone Pain

This website will provide information about COCCYGECTOMY.

COCCYGECTOMY is surgical removal of the coccyx (tailbone).
COCCYGECTOMY  is done (in rare cases) in an attempt to treat tailbone pain.

Tailbone pain can be caused by tailbone injury (e.g., from falls, pregnancy, childbirth, various injuries: fractures, dislocations, etc.) but sometimes there is no known history of tailbone trauma at all.

Usually, non-surgical treatments should be tried first. If appropriate non-surgical treatments are done, most patients with tailbone pain will respond well and will not need COCCYGECTOMY (surgical removal of the tailbone).

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The TAILBONE (Coccyx)

Coccyx image from Gray's Anatomy textbook


Dr. Foye has expertise in non-surgical treatment of TAILBONE PAIN

Patrick Foye, M.D.
Associate Professor,
Director, Coccyx Pain Center (Tailbone Pain Center),
New Jersey Medical School,
90 Bergen St.,
Newark, NJ 07103


This website is for general informational purposes only.
The information here should not be considered as medical advice.
The information is not a substitute for appropriate in-person care by a healthcare provider with expertise in evaluating and treating tailbone pain.
This website is not meant to represent official views of any university, medical school, hospital, etc.