coccyx or tailbone pain


Coccyx pain can often be extremely painful and debilitating, home care remedies below are aimed at controlling the pain and avoiding further irritation to the coccyx:

  • Avoid sitting down on hard surface for long periods of time. When sitting on hard surface lean forward and direct weight away from the tailbone.
  • Purchase a U-shaped 100% memory foam seat cushion. This cushion helps to avoid direct painful contact against the coccyx area. You can purchase this cushion on Amazon at the following web address
A U-shaped 100% memory foam seat cushion designed to help with coccyx pain or tailbone pain. When seating on the chair at home or in the office or in a public place, car seat, stadium seat, wheel chair, this cushion has a U-shape design to help avoid direct painful contact against the coccyx area.
This cushion feature an outer zippered pillow case that's ultra sleek and soft and feels minky to the touch. The pillow case is removable, easy to clean and machine washable. The entire coccyx cushion dotes a U-shaped design, making the entire set ergonomic and perfect for contouring to any body shape and size.
  • Use NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for pain control. These are available at any pharmacy without a prescription. However, if you want strong NSAIDs you will need to go to the Doctor who will make a prescription.
  • Eat foods high in fibre to soften stools and avoid constipation, which can sometimes cause worsening pain in the coccyx area.
  • For traumatic injuries, apply ice to the tailbone area for 15-20 minutes, four times a day, for first few days after the injury. Wrap the ice (or ice pack) in a towel so that it doesn’t directly touch your skin and cause an ice burn.