Help for a painful coccyx

Jenny, UK

Posted 2017-03-19

Suffering with coccydynia, a week after a forceful fall backwards onto my tailbone and head, I was lucky enough to find chiropractor Michael Durtnall at Sayer Clinics, listed on www.coccyx.org (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London). Being a retired radiologist, I was particularly impressed with the excellent quality of the X-rays taken at the first visit. Michael has a very warm, friendly and empathetic personality, with a reassuring bedside manner, immediately putting one at ease.

Following the initial internal mobilisation of the coccyx and some freeing up of the surrounding tightened muscles, together with some intense external massage with a Thumper device, I experienced a 20-30% reduction of pain over the next 9 days. Good advice was given on how to best sit forward on a wedge cushion with a suitably cutout area, to avoid aggravating the pain.

After a further treatment today, I can already feel even further improvement. I am glad that I was able to find help so soon after the injury, rather than having to wait for months or even years, for the pain to become chronic, before being able to seek and find, expert treatment for this debilitating condition.

So thank you for this Michael, and of course Jon Miles, for your absolutely excellent and comprehensive website, able to point one in the right direction to find experts in this field of expertise.

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