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  1. 2022;6;75-80 Successful Treatment of Chronic Coccydynia with Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: A Case Report
    Case Report
    Mohammad H. Bawany, MD, and Nalini Sehgal, MD.

BACKGROUND: Coccydynia, or “tailbone pain,” can be difficult for both patient and clinician to manage. Recently, reports have begun to describe the use of neuromodulation techniques to treat chronic coccydynia with high levels of success.

CASE REPORT: We present a case of coccydynia finally managed with peripheral nerve stimulation after a host of prior failed therapies. At follow-up after one, 4, and 12 months post procedure, our patient continued to endorse 50% improvement in pain, improved overall function, and discontinuation of her pain medications.

CONCLUSION: Peripheral nerve stimulation is a minimally invasive option that can be considered for patients with intractable tailbone pain, both prior to and after coccygectomy, as highlighted in this case report.

KEY WORDS: Case report, coccydynia, coccygodynia, peripheral nerve stimulation, tailbone pain