Coccyx pain experience

Vicky, UK

Posted 2016-11-13

I experienced very severe coccyx pain during and after the birth of my child. The pain following the labour was really very bad and meant I was unable to sit for any period of time on any seat without extreme discomfort and pain. 3 months after the birth of my daughter I was still taking a full day's dose of paracetamol and ibuprofen each day to make the pain even remotely bearable and was thoroughly miserable unable to sit at all.

I did not get any meaningful assistance from my GP so did my own internet research and booked an appointment to see Michael Durtnall from Sayer Clinic (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London). Within just my first 2 initial treatments my pain had improved by 80%. I was able to sit for short periods without pain and was no longer requiring pain killers on a daily basis. Ongoing treatment has seen continued alleviation of my symptoms and I am now at 90/95% improvement.

The treatment with Michael and his team has been absolutely fantastic, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone experiencing coccyx pain.

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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