How to relieve coccyx pain?
Whether it’s from a fall, poor sitting posture, or other issues, tailbone pain can be very painful.
I’ve had a really bad tailbone in the past from a bad fall so here are some tips and grandmother’s remedies to relieve coccyx pain.
1. Tailbone pain, hot or cold?
The answer is not so simple… Indeed, to relieve coccyx pain, cold and heat will be necessary.
When to apply cold to the coccyx?
As soon as you have pain in the coccyx, you must quickly apply cold to the painful area.
- Wrap ice cubes in a clean cloth and apply it to the lower back and tailbone area.
- Repeat often during the first 2 days for 15 minutes every 2 hours or so.
When to apply heat to the coccyx?
After 2 to 3 days, the cold is exchanged for the hot. A hot water bottle in the lower back will help a lot to relax the muscles and relieve tailbone pain quickly.
Heat is also recommended to relieve lumbago quickly. You can also opt for a good hot bath.
2. My tailbone hurts from sitting too long
Do you ever go from sitting to standing and feel severe pain in your tailbone and lower back?
Personally, I work sitting in an office chair and my problem is that I sit far too long, without taking a break.
Don’t sit too long!
So the first thing to do or change is not to sit too long. It is important to take breaks, get up and stretch as often as possible. So get up every 30 minutes to avoid tailbone and back pain.
Have good posture while sitting!
Did you also know that simply having poor posture can cause back pain and tailbone pain? It is very important to have a straight posture. The back and neck should be perfectly straight to avoid back pain when sitting.
3. A cushion to relieve coccyx pain
If you often have tailbone pain or your office chair or car seat is uncomfortable, then buying a small orthopedic cushion may be the solution for you.
Seek the advice of a healthcare professional:
To be certain of making the right choice of cushion, you can seek the advice of a health professional who can guide you as to the choice to be made.
You can also test with a small buoy or a very soft cushion that you have at home to see if the pain disappears before buying a real orthopedic cushion.
Here is a Coccyx cushion model with good online reviews and comments:
- Ergonomic cushion: Levesolls seat cushion naturally follows the curve of the buttocks and can…
- Non-deformed memory foam cushion: Memory foam filling, it will not deform…
- Anti-slip: Anti-slip rubber particles on the bottom, no more worry about slipping
- Removable and Portable: With its zipper design, the cover is detachable and…
- For work, home and car.
- Ergonomic and ideal for relieving the coccyx.
- Easy to use and comfortable seat.
4. Other home remedies for tailbone pain
Here are other practical and easy tips and tricks to do at home to help you relieve tailbone pain after a fall, for example.
- Lie on your stomach: At night, avoid lying on your back when your coccyx hurts. Rather prefer the belly or the side.
- Avoid sitting for a few days: This isn’t always possible, especially if you work sitting down, but if you can, avoid sitting for a few days to let your tailbone heal.
- Take anti-inflammatories: Anti-inflammatories can help decrease the sharp pain you feel in your tailbone. Simple ibuprofen can also relieve this pain.
- A good diet: It is indeed very important to have a good diet when you have pain in the coccyx to avoid constipation. It is therefore important to drink plenty of water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Take a hot bath: As with the hot tip earlier in the article, taking a hot bath will help soothe and relax the muscles and reduce tailbone pain.
5. Consult a health specialist
If coccyx pain persists for several days, it is important to consult a doctor so that he can quickly identify treatments and remedies to eliminate this ailment.
If the coccyx is broken it is very important to go to the doctor so that he can tell you the treatments necessary to treat this fracture of the coccyx.
- Pain medication.