Lucy, UK - Lucy.firstname.lastname@example.org
I fell down the stairs at Clapham Junction train station in July 2015. It was painful and I had a huge bruise, but the pain subsided quickly. One month later, I sat on the edge of my bed, and then when I stood up I suddenly had a shooting pain come from my buttocks. Had no idea what was wrong, as I didn't believe it was related to the fall because of the month in between, so I put up with it for a couple of weeks, tried sitting on cushions etc. until it got too painful, so I went to the doctors. They advised that it was probably a vitamin D deficiency, so to use a vit-d spray to help my bones. Of course this didn't work.
I was then referred to a chiropractor – 6 months of treatment and had absolutely no improvement. I was then referred to a private hospital through my health insurance for an MRI – it showed severe bruising around my tailbone (it was at that point I remembered about the fall as he asked if there'd been any trauma), but the actual bone looked 'fine', so it was advised to have a steroid injection. This gave me about six months relief, but lo and behold, the pain came back with a vengeance. It was at this point that I found the amazing Coccyx Pain Support Facebook Group, where someone recommended that I had an internal manipulation with Stephen Sandler (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London) – he instantly could tell that my coccyx had been dislocated and was bent to the right (no idea how the MRI didn't show this). This provided great relief – I really did think I was cured. Unfortunately, a fall out of the bath led to the coccyx moving back out of line again. So I had another steroid injection, and then another manipulation, where Mr Sandler said that my coccyx was like a wobbly tooth and would always cause me problems, and would therefore require regular manipulations. At this point I decided enough was enough and I wanted it removed. I wanted a family in the near future, and knew this coccyx would always be a source of pain and problems – I was not just going to put up with it, as Mr Sandler had suggested I should.
A post on the Facebook group led me to Mr Hardy (see Doctors and specia