Joint between sacrum and coccyx calcified and rigid

Ian, UK -

Posted 2018-12-16

I'd suffered with coccyx pain for about 6 years. I used a hara chair at home and a cutaway chair at work which made life tolerable, especially as my job involves sitting for 8 to 10 hours a day.

Last Xmas however I had a flare up which made life v uncomfortable and my GP gave me strong anti-inflammatory which eventually bought it back under control. 3 months later I had another flare up and this time the anti-inflammatories gave me an ulcer and we were looking at injecting steroids into the coccyx area. And eventually an operation.

I decided that the NHS was just treating the symptoms and I needed to get to the root cause of the problem. Through I found Michael Durtnall at the Sayer Clinic (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London). He performed an x-ray and was able to see immediately the problem, the joint between my sacrum and coccyx had become calcified and rigid, that 2 MRIs had missed.

I see him for 15 mins a week where he manipulates my coccyx and stretches the ligaments and occasionally performs some other chiropractic movements. I also see Karolina Krzaczek, a Sayer Clinic physiotherapist who is working on my posture and giving me increased mobility in my lower back.

3 months later I'm 70 to 90% better. My coccyx has almost full mobility. I still get the odd bit of burning pain, especially after a treatment from Michael but the difference has been dramatic and I would wholeheartedly recommend both Michael and Karolina to anyone suffering.

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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