Coccyx pain treated at The Sayer Clinic

Annette, UK

Posted 2019-10-13

I am 56 years old and I had a hysterectomy plus pelvic floor repair in October 2016. Since my surgery and infection issues afterwards I have had problems. Finally having seen various pelvic therapists and realising that my issues might be coccyx related I booked in to see Michael Durtnall at The Sayer clinic (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London) in autumn 2018, after having done a lot of research and reading the reviews on this website.

I booked in for an hour consultation and I also had some x-rays done, on site, which was fantastic. Michael was very thorough, listened to my concerns, was reassuring, took detailed notes and explained very clearly what my issues were and gave me hope that these could be treated. He shared my x-ray pictures with me so I could see exactly where the issues were. Initially, he recommended I see him twice weekly for the first month so he could use manual therapy work internally and externally on my coccyx to get some mobility back, which worked! He also recommended I see one of his physiotherapists. I saw Marta, who is fantastic and now I am seeing Karolina, who is also fantastic, after Marta moved on at the beginning of the summer 2019.

I have been back to see Michael today - (October 2019) as my symptoms have worsened but only because I have been under immense stress over the past 6 months and had not kept up to date with my treatments. I am now back on track and am hopeful that I will once again gain mobility in my coccyx. Initially I started from 0 mobility and managed to get to 80% mobility. I know I can reach this goal again following Michael and the Physiotherapists clear advice, guidance and exercises.

I will continue to see Michael now on a regular basis as I am determined to be able to lead a virtually pain free and full life again. My goal is to be able to sit comfortably again and not allow my coccyx pain to take control of my life.

Finally, I would highly recommend Michael, Physiotherapists and everyone at The Sayer Clinic to anyone who is suffering from coccyx related 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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