Failed coccygectomy

Kate Allen,

To Anyone with Knowledge:

I underwent a coccygectomy for idiopathic coccydynia (no other treatments were tried previous to the surgery). I now have permanent "nerve damage/scar tissue" which occurred during the performance of the surgery. Whereas before I had acute pain only upon arising from a seated position, now I cannot sit at all!

I am in need of hearing from others who 1) may have experienced this much worse condition due to the coccygectomy, 2) any medical resources explaining such an outcome, and 3) the location of any physicians (neurosurgeons, spine surgeons, neurologists) who know about failed coccygectomies and any treatment for it.

Thank you so much for any help.

P.S. Thank you so much for your very valuable site.

Updated 1999-07-17

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