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2020 Jun 04

Neurol Res

Influence of psychiatric disorders and chronic pain on the surgical outcome in the patient with chronic coccydynia: a single institution’s experience.


Performing coccygectomy procedures on patients with psychiatric disorders and/or chronic low back pain have been previously thought of as contributing factors leading to inconsistent and often poor results. To determine if these two variables affect the post-operative pain relief obtained after coccygectomy, an analysis of the opioid requirements and pain descriptions before and after surgery was undertaken in each patient studied.