I'm a 33 year old City worker. My coccyx pain started about a year ago – probably due to combination of sedentary work, poor posture and too many spinning classes.
I took pain killers for a while and saw multiple physios. The pain did not subside. I saw a GP & Surgeon where injections and surgery were recommended. Afraid to go down this route I continued my search for alternative treatment.
By the time I discovered Dr Durtnall from the Sayer Clinic (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London), the problem was fairly entrenched and sitting down was a problem. Starting from my first appointment with him, I knew I was in the right place.
· Within 15 minutes I finally had the answers to why I was suffering (my coccyx was stuck due to calcification). It was the first time someone had actually took scans to diagnose my pain.
· Dr. Durtnall has a holistic approach. Not only is he treating my coccyx pain but we have been working on my posture and long standing neck pain. I am combining his treatment with physio massage sessions with Katy & Marta at the same clinic.
· Dr. Durtnall connects with you as a person as well as a patient - filling each session with good humour, empathy, knowledge and professionalism. He is clearly driven to make a difference to your daily pain, which is hugely comforting when you suffer from a disheartening condition such as coccydynia.
· Katy & Marta are also both really helping me to feel better and give me the posture education I need. I do a lot of sport and as a result have seen many physios, and so can say with confidence that they are the best I've ever worked with.
Today after 3 months of sessions, I can say that the coccyx feels 40 - 50% better. Some days feel better than others and whilst I know there is still a bit of a way to go till I get to 100%, I'm optimistic for the future. My ultimate goal is to be coccyx cushion-free for my wedding in July…. So fingers crossed!
Good luck to anyone reading this, I really hope your pain and suffering eases.
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.