I got an abscess at the end of my tailbone. I've called my family doc who refused to even look at it. They said since it was near my spine I have to go to the ER. I'm not looking forward to it, and I put it off yesterday, but I'm going today. I'm wondering what they're going to be able to do since I can't have an MRI due to the SCS. I was told that it may have to come out? I called the ortho's office, but was told that he's in surgery even today. They said to make sure the hospital faxes him things because he'd be the one to take it out since he put it in. I'm not really worried... I think it's just in the skin, but the increase in back pain makes me wonder. Has anyone had an infection from surgery or just in their spine??