Today is the 2 year anniversary of me breaking the @#$% out of my tail-bone. I didn't know it was broken at the time, but I should have seen a doctor immediately given the blow I took on that stinking rock. (I hit the ground so hard that I crapped my pants on impact & nearly passed out from the pain.) I convinced myself it was just horrible bruising. (Sorry, no pics of my green, orange, blue & purple @$$ cheeks.) After 4 months of stupid denial, I finally had it inspected. The red arrows point to the two halves that used to be a single bone. As you can see when you click on the image, pretty nasty break. The doc told me that most people just let it heal & are ok after a yr or so.... eventual surgery if the pain doesn't leave. So I tried the waiting game. The torture never subsided so I had it surgically removed in July '07. I'm much, much better off with it removed but the area still hurts a lot more than I thought it would. (Thankfully, it's more like EXTREMELY uncomfortable now.) I haven't been on a bike since the accident & I'm getting antsy to ride the trails again. Is it normal to keep having pain so long after a coccygectomy? Would some sort of injection deaden this extraordinary nuisance? The stupid bone fragments have been removed, so why does it still hurt? Is there anything I can do to be pain-free? I've been sitting on my bike a bit lately & I think I can ride if I'm careful, but even a mild fall on my butt would probably send me into the fetal position. Ice packs help, but I sit in a chair at work most of the time which I suspect is part of the problem.