Dr. Mark I have injured my coccyx on a couple occasions over the past few years. Skiing, Skating, Mtn biking etc. I never went to the doctor because they seemed to get better on their own, with ibuprofen, ice, & heat. I just got back into motorcycles again last year after taking several years off, and i have been in terrible pain. The pain had started before i started motorcycleing again, so i know that was not the cause, though it is aggravated for awhile after i ride.\ I have a high tolerance for pain, but i have finally decided to see my doctor because it has gotten to be to much and i love to ride to much. After riding for awhile it becomes unbearable. Riding in a car or sitting in a chair is now painfull. My doctor refered me to a pain clinic after reviewing my MRI, apparently i have some degeneration in my coccyx, arthritas. From what i am hearing i may be dealing with this the rest of my life. What they have been trying is (today was my 3rd treatment) Steroid injections into the trigger points around my coccyx and lower back, and today i was prescribed Gabapentin to relieve the pain around the nerves, and Lidocaine ointment to apply to the area. I might add that they had also tried an epidural steroid injection that did not help me at all. The trigger point injections seem to work for a couple of months if i am lucky. Ibuprofen does not seem to help much either. Staying off my butt seems to help a little. Would strengthening my glutes and lower back, & abs help? On the bright side it sounds like i am not doing additional damage riding my motorcycle. I was hoping you could give me your thoughts on my condition and maybe give me some recommendations or insight. Does it sound like i am going in the right direction with treatment? I understand that without me being your patient, it is difficult to diagnose my problem without seeing me, i am just looking for any help or advice that i can get. Thanks Mike P.S. Are there any other riders out there that have this problem? If so what are you doing to deal with it?