My coccyx pain began when I retired at the age of 60, due in part to a change of seating surface from an ergonomically correct office chair to a soft couch at home. Concurrently I was also becoming less physically active due to increasing pain from an osteoarthritic hip. The two factors together aggravated coccyx pain with even brief sitting and eventually in desperation I turned to the internet for more information. I was able to appreciate that the treatment of coccyx problems required a very specialized expertise and that often internal mobilization was required.
Fortunately I came across the coccyx.org website and read the many positive reviews about Dr. Michael Durtnall of Sayer Clinics (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London). I don't live in the UK and the decision to seek treatment in London was costly but I was highly motivated to find a solution and get my pain free life back. On the first visit I was confident that I had made the right choice and that his treatment would help. Dr. Durtnall found that my coccyx was very stiff and so didn't properly move when I assumed a seated position. Over the course of several sessions he was able to get the coccyx moving more normally again and my discomfort gradually subsided. With his help I have learned to manage and minimize my symptoms.
I would strongly encourage anyone facing a painful coccyx problem to seek Dr. Durtnall's help. His specialized evaluation and treatment skills in combination with a caring and compassionate nature make him truly unique.
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.