Certificate of compliance


is in compliance with the HONcode

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8 Years

Certificate validity: valid until Nov 2020

www.coccyx.org Visit website

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

07 Jun 2011

Certificate validity:

valid until Nov 2020

Date of last visit:

18 Nov 2019

Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

I am a retired physicist, previously working at the UK National Radiological Protection Board on the natural radioactive gas radon. See, for example, this report on mapping radon in homes in England and Wales (PDF). I live in Oxfordshire, England.
I own www.coccyx.org and have been running the site for 20 years. I am not a doctor - I am a patient, I developed coccyx pain in 1993 following an accident, and created this website to provide sufferers and medical personnel with accurate information about this condition. You can read my own story of tailbone pain here.

(18 Nov 2019) - Link

Complementarity The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

(18 Nov 2019) - Link

Confidentiality Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical/health Web site, including their identity, is respected by this Web site. The Web site owners undertake to honour or exceed the legal requirements of medical/health information privacy that apply in the country and state where the Web site and mirror sites are located.

(18 Nov 2019) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Medical papers relevant to coccydynia

(18 Nov 2019) - Link

Updated 2019-08-25

(18 Nov 2019) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

If you want to ask me a question, add some information to the site (like the name of a good doctor) or make a comment, write to me at

(18 Nov 2019) - Link

I pay the expenses for the website myself,

(18 Nov 2019) - Link

I pay the expenses for the website myself, and take no advertising or sponsorship.

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

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