Tailbone Pain Relief (Coccydynia)

AJ here with Stronglife Physiotherapy. Tailbone pain, or coccydynia, can cause a lot of pain especially while sitting. So I’m going to show you a way to relieve the pain so your tailbone can heal. Tailbone pain is most often caused by a fall where you hit the tailbone directly. Sometimes it can also come on after childbirth and sometimes we don’t even know the cause. When the tailbone is injured the thing that causes the most pain is sitting. When you sit it puts pressure on the coccyx which irritates it and causes the pain to flare up. One of the best ways to help the coccyx heal is to avoid this irritation by sitting less, which isn’t always an option. Or modifying the way you sit. This can easily be done with a pillow. Just fold a pillow lengthwise and put it under your ischial tuberosities, or your sit bones. It should be forward from your tailbone so your rear end hangs over the end a little. This is a simple and cheap way to relieve tailbone pain while sitting. Some people use a donut pillow which helps a little. But they actually make pillows specifically for coccyx pain. So if you’ve been in pain for a long time and you’re going to spend money on something get one of those. See the video description section for some recommendations. Thanks for watching, have great day! Make sure to subscribe, and stay strong!

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