Tremendous difference after three session of manipulation

Anonymous, UK

Posted 2019-11-10

I have had 3 sessions so far with Dr Durtnall (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London), and the difference is tremendous. I had been suffering for months with excruciating coccyx pain which seem to appear out of nowhere a few months after having my second child, and the doctors and Physios I consulted were of no help. They didn't even get the diagnosis right.

I found Dr Durtnall by sheer luck, through researching coccyx specialists on google (which brought me here). He was able to pinpoint exactly what was wrong through x-ray, observation and manipulation. I was blown away: mild calcification, coccyx pain probably due to strong impact years ago which I could not remember, leg length difference, still carrying myself as if I was still pregnant and consequently going around with terrible posture, twisted hips..... What a relief it was to feel that someone was committed to improving my condition, and not dismiss my pain.

I am now able to sit or stand most of the time without wincing in agony. There is still some lingering pain at times, but only if I sit for too long, or directly on the coccyx. He's actually shown me the right way to sit, the right posture to have, and told me to ditch the chair wedges that were doing more harm than good.

I also appreciate the fact that although he focuses on the coccyx pain, he's happy to give insight on other conditions/concerns I have going on (namely diastasis recti brought on by pregnancy, chronic pelvic pain due to endometriosis, and more general postural discomfort).

He's extremely professional, yet friendly and will put you at ease (very reassuring as I agreed to internal manipulation).

Although I still don't know if I my coccyx will ever fully heal, I am confident that with a couple more sessions, I will see even more improvement, and I can never thank him enough for restoring some hope in me.

Update, 2020-12-13

I am still doing well, and happy to report my coccyx is not making me suffer like it used to before the treatment with Dr Durtnall. I avoid sitting on it for too long, but other than that, I’ve had no further need for coccyx treatment.

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