My coccyx treatment experience with Dr. Durtnall

Debora, London, UK -

Posted 2014-06-08

I started suffering from coccyx pain in mid-March, after an extremely difficult time in my life, following the passing of my toddler daughter and a second miscarriage.

On top of that, sitting down was starting to become a problem... My GP really tried to help and, after my second visit, recommended I did some physio. I already had some not great experience with NHS physio, but decided to give it a go just out of curiosity. At the same time I found this site and made an appointment with Dr. Michael Durtnall from Sayers Clinic (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London), as the pain was really impacting the quality of my daily life and I needed to act quickly.

Well, I am so glad I did! I deeply respect the NHS, but within this area it cannot compare to the specialist care and to the experience and knowledge of Dr. Durtnall; it's like going on 2 different planets.

Starting from session 1, I knew I was in the right place, with the right people. Dr. Durtnall is extremely confident, competent and professional. He X-rayed me straight away and found out my coccyx was slightly out of position and had some calcification probably due to a number of factors, including leading a sedentary life. He has a holistic approach through which he's not only treating my coccyx pain, but at the same time, he's helping me to regain my general well-being. We have been working on my posture, on some specific exercises, and every single session is really customised around my specific situation and needs.

Today, after 4 sessions, I can say that the coccyx feels 50% better and I'm very optimistic for the future as Michael says it will go back to 100%.

I am combining his treatment to remedial massage sessions with Olga, at the same clinic, and I think they are both really helping me to feel better and giving me the education I need in order to make myself feel better by improving my posture.

Many thanks again Jon, what you're doing is improving real lives!! I will get back to you with updates.

Best wishes,


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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