The tailbone in humans is called the coccy and is extremely vulnerable to injury. The most common cause of coccyx pain is a fracture. In some cases, those who suffer tailbone fractures never fully heal and are left with chronic and persistent pain when it comes to doing to most basic daily activities such as sitting and walking. In most cases, these patients even have pain with a bowel movement.
Patients no longer have to suffer with chronic tailbone pain thanks to this safe and effective orthopedic treatment and subsequent cure called a coccygectomy.
In general, a coccygectomy is simple and straightforward: The broken tailbone is surgically removed. The truth is, it is considered vestigial (no longer necessary). At International Spine & Sports Institute, our outpatient coccygectomy can be completed in about an hour. Additionally, because we use only the most innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques, our patient’s tissues and muscles are simply moved and not cut, which allows us to considerably reduce any trauma, pain and bleeding.
Individuals who need a coccygectomy are suffering from chronic, debilitating tailbone pain and have exhausted all conservative, non-surgical treatments with little to no progress to show for it. Try our treatment checker tool below to see if a coccygectomy is the right treatment for you.