I am a 46 year old male and have suffered from a fused coccyx since my teens, and a bone spur on my neck vertebrae since my 20's caused by a trauma injury and living with pain every day and trying every remedy and specialist I was able to meet.
I have had countless pain block injections into my coccyx, ongoing pain medication and numerous specialist interventions with no long term success until I met Michael Durtnall of Sayer Clinics about 10 years ago (see Doctors and specialists in the UK, London). Like so many previous reviews, Michael took x-rays of both my coccyx and neck whilst standing and was immediately able to diagnose the causes and offer treatment. Manipulation, correcting my posture and exercise for the neck which has been a wonderful help and for the coccyx, chiropractic manipulation, intense external massage with a 'thumper' vibrator to release the fused bones and numerous follow-up sessions to continue working at relaxing and ensuring the bones are flexible.
Over numerous sessions which improved significantly every time, Michael gave me hope! Ten years later my neck is 85% better, with some bad days I manage with anti-inflams and pain meds (Nurofen works best x 2 red liquigel tablets at a time). However, my coccyx is closer to 90% and I am truly delighted to have achieved this finally as I am not hindered at all and free to travel, sit etc, without pain.
Over and above the wonderful treatment from Sayer Clinics, what really has helped me is the use of Voltarol Gel applied to my neck/coccyx when meds just don't cut it, even better when applied after a hot bath and you have time to rest. This definitely penetrates into the muscle/bone providing instant and long term (8-12 hours) relief when all else fails.
Finally a very BIG THANK you to Jon Miles who without this website I would not have known about Michael Durtnall.