Alex Simotas, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
Board Certified Physiatrist
Specializing In Spine & Sports Medicine

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An inflammation or irritation around the tailbone or coccyx is called coccydynia. Pain and tenderness is present around the coccyx and may include the buttocks and sacrum.… Read More

Piriformis Syndrome


Piriformis Syndrome is an irritation of the sciatic nerve that occurs in the buttocks. The sciatic nerve is a thick nerve that forms from several spinal nerve roots in the lower spine that travels through the buttocks and extends down to the back of each leg.… Read More

Where Back Pain Begins


Vertebral discs are the spinal column’s shock absorbers. The discs cushion the vertebral bones and allow the spine to twist and bend.… Read More