Coccyx removed, but pain was caused by Tarlov's cyst

Karen -

After 3 years of injections, medications and physical therapy I had my tailbone removed 16 months ago. Bad decision! I am in worse pain now. I was referred to a pain doctor, they did more injections (no relief).

I recently went to a chiropractor. He found a Tarlov's cyst in my S2 region on my pre surgery MRI and post surgery. He believes the cyst is the cause of my pain. He explained the reason it got worse after surgery is because the cyst has grown.

I am in the process of seeking a neurosurgeon for advice on the new findings.

Best of luck to all of you, I feel your pain.


Updated 2002-11-17

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