Coccyx removal is called a coccygectomy. Do you think you need to have your coccyx removed surgically? Are you suffering from coccydynia and chronic pain in your tailbone that simply won’t go away? Are you unable to sit for any length of time due to the stabbing or throbbing pain in your tailbone? Coccyx removal may be an answer for you, but you should consult a specialist or medical professional with experience in performing coccyx removal surgery.
What exactly does coccyx removal surgery involve? Coccyx removal is not a very common surgery and there are some potential issues with coccygectomy recovery that may be something to consider. It is considered to be a major surgery as it has to deal with the spine and subsequently has a unique set of problems because of the location of the incision.
It is important to consider the experience of the surgeon when sourcing a doctor for your coccygectomy. As the coccyx removal has some intricate and unique issues, an experienced coccyx surgeon would be the best option. Many doctors simply don’t touch a coccygectomy because of the potential complications. It’s much easier to do a hip or knee replacement and not have to deal with the recovery of coccyx removal surgery.
Coccyx removal can potentially limit your activities but, as with any other surgery, different people react to things differently. There are a great number of stories of people who’ve had a coccygectomy and have gone on to have active lives as they had before. Once coccyx removal is in the discussion of options, it pretty much means you’ve come to the end of your rope as far as coping with the coccyx pain and coccydynia and are prepared to do pretty much anything to alleviate the pain.
So, once you’ve decided to move forward with coccyx removal, you then need to consider the coccygectomy recovery. Keep in mind that every situation is unique and there is not one definite answer to the length of recovery and the success rate of recovery. I can only speak from our experience in that it was a longer process for a coccygectomy recovery than most because my wife had additional health issues to deal with. What is your experience? Why not leave a note and perhaps let others learn from your experience.