coccydynia, Coccyx, tailbone pain

TAILBONE PAIN

Tailbone pain is the pain that occurs in and around the bone structure at the bottom of the spine (coccyx). Tail bone pain can be caused by trauma to the coccyx during a fall, prolonged sitting on a hard or narrow surface and can be caused by degenerative joint changes.

Also called coccydynia or coccygodynia, tail bone pain, usually goes away on its own within a few weeks or months. To lessen tailbone pain in the meantime, it might help to:

  • Lean forward while sitting down.
  • Apply heat in the affected area.
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers.
  • Sit on a U-shaped pillow cushion to relieve the pressure on the tailbone.
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If your tail bone pain doesn’t improve (chronic coccydynia), consult your doctor who might recommend magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to find out if you have a fracture, degenerative changes or, in rare cases, a tumour.

Possible treatments for chronic tail bone pain might include:

  • Physical therapy. A physical therapist might show you how to do pelvic floor relaxation techniques, such as breathing deeply and completely relaxing your pelvic floor.
  • Manipulation. Messaging the muscles attached to the tailbone might help ease the pain.
  • Medication. An injection of a local anaesthetic into the tail bone can relieve pain for few weeks.
  • Surgery. During a procedure known as coccygectomy, the coccyx is surgically removed. This option is only recommended when all other treatments have failed. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tailbone-pain-coccydynia/
back pain, Back pain at home

BEST SEAT CUSHION TO RELIEVE LOWER BACK PAIN

While many of us are putting in long hours working from home, we may not miss the commute to the office using public transport but, our back misses the break from the all-day sitting sessions.

One way to help ease the suffering is to invest in one of the best seat cushions for back pain. The main benefit of a posture-correcting cushion is that it will help ease compression in your spine.

High-density memory foam can provide relief from lower back pain and offer an extra level of soothing support. So, if you are one of the millions of people who need to relieve lower back pressure while seating on a chair, try a medication-free solution that provides relief the natural way. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Products-Innova-Orthopedic-Cushion-Removable/dp/B07Q6RVPXB/ref=sr_1_29?dchild=1&keywords=coccyx+seat+cushion&qid=1610658902&sr=8-29

Now, are you sitting comfortably? If not, the seat cushion below is an example of the cushion you need to invest in:

coccyx or tailbone pain

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.