Sayer Clinic treatment for coccyx pain

Mila, UK -

Posted 2019-09-23

After a knock to the coccyx when I was 23, I was told I had a mild fracture that would heal naturally. Several months passed and the pain not only worsened but had spread to the entire pelvic area. Sitting, walking or using the bathroom were excruciating ordeals. I saw many doctors but was only offered painkillers, told that I could no longer work and may need surgery to remove my coccyx. I started to develop pain in my lower back and neck, which spread to my right shoulder. I also developed severe digestive and bowel problems. This went on for several years and I began to feel very hopeless.

Eventually I was referred to Dr. Durtnall (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London). Upon examination, he found that my coccyx and sacral area were completely locked. There was almost no range of movement in the joints and the surrounding muscles were in spasm. We began treatment within a few weeks my symptoms started to get better. A year and a half after treatment, I have no pain and normal digestive and bowel function.

I can't recommend Dr. Durtnall enough, he still looks after me with regular check ups.

Note from Jon Miles:

I emailed more than a year after this story was posted, to ask for an update, as the long-term outcome of treatment is of great interest. In this case I did not get a reply.

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