Tom, UK - firstname.lastname@example.org
I developed coccyx pain fairly suddenly after over-exerting in the gym. For about 4 months I was in a great deal of pain and had trouble sitting down. I had tried two osteopaths who gave me what I know now to be incredibly poor advice to avoid all exercise, and I was using coccyx cushions etc. My partner was pregnant and I was absolutely determined to get rid of the pain before she gave birth in a few months time and life suddenly became a lot busier and more physical.
I saw Robert Griffiths (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London) about 8 times I think, and I worked on his exercises between sessions. By about a fortnight before the birth, I was barely aware of any discomfort. A few weeks after the birth, in an exhausted state, it occurred to me that my coccyx hadn't bothered me at all. My daughter is now 6 months old and I haven't had a recurrence of the pain.
I know that if the pain did come back, I'd have a pretty clear plan of action for what to do and, failing that, I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to see Bob again.
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.