Long coccyx calcified and bent back

Victoria, UK

Posted 2016-03-13

In 1996 I fell down a flight of concrete steps and broke and misplaced my coccyx, luckily for me at this time I found an Osteopath who manipulated my coccyx back into place and I merrily went about my life. I had 2 children in 2000 and 2002 with no problems.

In 2009 whilst recovering from an operation I made the mistake of sitting in a slumped position for hours and hours and my life changed forever. I began to get pain in my coccyx which progressively got worse, I was in agony. Following numerous GP appointments I was given a cocktail of pain killers and told to use a rubber ring. I saw a private physio who couldn't help, I saw a chiropractor locally who couldn't help, I was refused X-RAYS on the NHS, I paid 100 pounds for private X-RAYS and all the local chiropractor could say was I had an overly long coccyx and the joint I broke in 1996 looked lumpy!

After feeling like I couldn't cope anymore, and was at the depths of depression, I stumbled upon this website and contacted Dr Durtnall at Sayer Clinic (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London).

I went for my first appointment in which X-RAYS confirmed my overly long coccyx was calcified, slightly bent back and it was determined I needed manipulation. Dr Durtnall is such a caring talented man that I would recommend to anyone, he has saved my life.

I commenced treatment in which internal manipulation recognised my coccyx was stiff and simply not bending with me. I went weekly and then fortnightly to have manipulation to get the coccyx moving again. By 2010 I felt 60 to 70% better. I made the decision to end my treatment and see if it settled down alone.

I had weekly acupuncture locally and by 2013 felt pain free, I had to be careful what I sat on, regular exercise and ensured I never slumped on it. I would have occasional bad day but was manageable.

In Jan 2016 I gave birth again and felt my coccyx pop and crack, I was in agony afterwards. My problem was back. 11 days post natal I made the 200 mile round trip to visit DR Durtnall again. It was confirmed my coccyx was bent back again and very stiff.

My journey to recovery starts again, I now feel about 60% better and can only hope I eventually become much better again in time. I cannot thank Sayer clinic and Dr Durtnall enough.

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