My daughter’s coccyx story

Lou, Australia

Posted 2016-02-14

Just over a year ago my 13 year old daughter was at rehearsals for her school musical. She was practicing a dance where her partner needed to lift her into the air and safely place her on the floor, sadly he dropped her right on her butt!. At the time it hurt, she cried, he said sorry and I followed it up with a phone call to the school and I didn’t think anything else of it. A friend of mine whose daughters’ both dance mentioned to me to have her checked as the Coccyx may have been damaged. Sadly I failed to do so. Fast forward 12 months and she was in a lot of pain. Her chosen sport is "rowing". The pressure on the Coccyx started to become unbearable.

We began by seeing both a Physio and a Chiropractor to cover all bases. The Chiropractor requested an X-Ray of the Coccyx area. I refused! I was scared, the thought of the radiation near her Uterus. However, the pain was not subsiding so we went ahead with the X-Ray. Sure enough it was clear that the Coccyx appeared almost "bent" out of place. My Physio did some research for me and found The Sydney Pelvic Clinic, Angela James (see Doctors and specialists in Australia) and made some enquiries for treatment.

Working with Angela over a period of 8 treatments allowed my daughter to continue doing the things that she loved to do, row and dance. The treatment is invasive but she understood that it was the only way things would get better for her. She was brave, courageous and Angela was absolutely professional, showed her empathy and was brilliant.

She is now pain free.

Note from Jon Miles:

I emailed 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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