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GETTING BACK TO WORK WITH BACK PAIN

Getting back to work sooner rather than later will help most people with mild back pain. This will help your back pain itself, as staying active and keeping the back muscles moving will help you get better sooner. It will also make you feel better about yourself. Bed rest does more harm than good.

You don’t need to wait until your back problem has completely gone. In many cases, the longer you are off work the more likely you are to develop longer-term problems and the less likely you are to return to work.

Keep in contact with your employer and discuss what can be done to help you return to work. If your work involves heavy lifting or other physically demanding tasks, you may need to do lighter duties and fewer hours for a while. If your work involves seating a chair for a long period, it may help to seat on a pressure-relieving cushion like this cushion.

Non-slip memory foam seat cushion placed on the office chair.

The cushion is available on the following link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Products-Innova-Orthopedic-Cushion-Removable/dp/B07Q6RVPXB/ref=sr_1_20?dchild=1&keywords=coccyx+seat+cushion&qid=1609760020&sr=8-20

If you have an occupational health advisor through your job, they can help advise what work you are fit to do and arrange any simple adjustments to your work or workplace to help you to cope and stay at work.

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WHEN SITTING ON A CHAIR FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND/OR WHEN DRIVING LONG DISTANCES WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SEAT ON TOP OF A SEAT CUSHION?

Seating on a chair for long period of time and/or driving long distances without taking a break will increase pressure in your lower back. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/how-to-sit-correctly/ This increased pressure in your lower back will not only cause pressure damage in your buttock but will also cause pressure in you sciatic nerve. If you have ever spent a long time sitting in a plane, you will remember that no matter how comfortable the seat starts out feeling, after few hours you get uncomfortable and anxious to get up and move around. Sitting on a chair and/or sitting in a car for long time may cause the discomfort as if you are sitting in a plane for long time. As on an aeroplane, this may cause not only stiffness but also pressure damage and either lethargy or restlessness. So, seating on the best seat cushion will not only make you comfortable but will also prevent pressure damage, promote blood flow and reduce pressure in your sciatic nerve and relieve pressure in your lower back and spine.

There are various types of seat cushions on the market today and this variety may cause difficulty in choosing the right seat cushion. So, to help in making the right choice, below are 5 things you need to know before choosing the right seat cushion:

  • Price

There are cheaper seat cushions on the market (which of cause come with inferior quality). There are also those moderate and luxury options that offer superior quality that will suit your specific demands.

  • The inner material

When selecting the seat cushion, you will need to think of the seat cushion that is made of an ultra comfortable memory foam that contours to the curves of your body and yet never loses its own shape even after prolonged use.

  • The outer material

For maximum comfort the material that make the outer cover should be plush & ultra cozy to prevent friction. The seat cushion cover should be hypoallergenic for those with sensitive skin and should be easily removable and machine washable.

  • Portability

The benefit of buying a portable seat cushion is that you can take it out of your car and use it inside your home when sitting in front of your study desk or when sitting on your sofa. Portable seat cushion is also useful for drivers who switch between cars. The seat cushion should be lightweight and compact, this make them convenient for travel and road trips.

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5 HOME REMEDIES FOR COCCYX PAIN 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 https://www.baraimporting.uk/innova-orthopedic-seat-cushion.html
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.