For as long as I can remember, even in elementary school, my tailbone area would become a little sore and swollen from time to time. It never lasted long and I just thought it was normal. I was also riding horses 5-7 days a week and the area was getting a lot of constant rubbing, etc. My first flair up that landed me in my doctors office for a lancing was back in 2003 and I was around 19/20. I am now almost 26 and am finally meeting with a surgeon this tuesday to schedule surgery.