After 2 laparoscopies for severe endometriosis, a hysterectomy and a nasty fall all in the space of 10 months, I have suffered with pudendal neuralgia and lower back pain and have been unable to sit for more than a few minutes due to the pain for 4 years.
I have seen many specialists; Urologist, Gynaecologist, two different pain specialists who gave me numerous injections and nerve blocks, 2 different physiotherapists and had CBT. I was also taking Amitriptyline and Gabapentin. I decided to seek Dr Michael Durtnall's opinion (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London) and I'm so glad I did. He actually listened to everything I had to say and took X-rays of my pelvis. He felt I had a musculoskeletal problem and also a misaligned coccyx which no one had ever noticed before.
I am now into my fifth month of treatment with Michael Durtnall for pelvic manipulation and physiotherapy with Karolina Krzaczek. With their expert knowledge and care I have virtually no coccyx pain when sitting. The constant back ache I had has gone and the burning. I no longer take Amitriptyline and Gabapentin which I never felt helped the pain. I have learnt that together the coccyx, pelvic floor, sacroiliac joints can cause problems. Being in pain makes you become less active, loss of muscle strength and poor posture add to the problem. I have a way to go yet and do have flare ups of pain after treatment but for the first time in years I have hope for the future.