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Best Cushions for Tailbone Pain 2020

Thursday, 2 July 2020

There is nothing more painful and more frustrating than a sore tailbone. The tailbone, or coccyx as it as sometimes known, can be injured in a multitude of ways and these injuries can often leave you aching and extremely uncomfortable, no matter what position you shift to.

Best Cushions for Coccyx Pain 2020

Here at Health and Care, our experts have researched the best cushions for sore tailbones. In this blog you can find some information on:

  • Why your tailbone is hurting
  • What can you can do to stop it
  • Our best five pillows for tailbone pain 

​Why Does My Tailbone Hurt?

Your tailbone, or coccyx, is the bony structure located at the bottom of your spine. It protrudes out from the rest of your spine, which makes it be easily damaged by a number of internal/external factors:

  • Degenerative joint changes
  • Childbirth 
  • Poor posture
  • Trauma during a fall
  • Prolonged sitting on hard/narrow surfaces

How Can I Stop My Coccyx Hurting?

Poor posture will cause your tailbone to ache, and sometimes sitting correctly can ease your pain:

  1. Lean forward as you begin to sit down, taking the pressure off your spine.
  2. Sit with your back against the chair and your feet firm and flat on the floor.

What Else Can I Do to Stop My Tailbone Hurting?

Most people are too busy to just rely on simple sitting rules to comfort their tailbone. If you're looking for some immediate pain relief, you could sit on a special donut-shaped pillow or wedge-shaped cushion to relieve pressure on the sensitive area. Here at Health and Care, we've selected our Best Cushions for Tailbone Pain 2020, so you can find the right pillow for your bottom.

Best All-Round Tailbone Cushion

Drive Medical Coccyx CushionThe ergonomic shape of the Drive Medical Coccyx Cushion causes your pelvis to tilt forward helping to restore the natural curve of your backbone. This can help relieve pressure and may help to prevent back pain by suspending your coccyx over the cut out section. For your convenience it comes with a removable zip-up cover that is machine washable.

Key Features: Blue medical coccyx cushion; supports natural curve of backbone; removable zip-up cover; machine washable.

Best Tailbone Cushion for People with Disabilities

Coccyx Wave Pressure Relief Cushion

Designed specifically for wheelchair users and care home seats, the Coccyx Wave Pressure Relief Cushion comforts and relieve those users who possess a low to medium risk of developing pressure sores. Utilising a high-density foam insert, the cushion provides greater cushioning than other pillows, perfect for the elderly and the disabled.

Key Features: For pressure sores; high-density foam insert; greater cushioning; for elderly and handicapped.

Best Tailbone Cushion for Obese Patients

Onyx Two Coccyx Pressure Relief Cushion

Another orthopedic cushion for wheel-chair users and care home residents, the Onyx Two Coccyx Pressure Relief Cushion is constructed from castellated CMHR foam, which moves along with the user to accommodate weight and reduce friction. The removable coccyx area allows for full tailbone pressure relief, whilst the waterproof and vapour-permeable cover provides protection from fluid ingress.

Key Features: For wheel-chair users, castellated foam, full tailbone relief, waterproof and permeable cover, maximum user weight of 22 stone.

Best Tailbone Cushion for Lower Back and Legs

Seatrite Posture Wedge Cushion with Optional Coccyx Cut OutThe Seatrite Posture Wedge Cushion with Optional Coccyx Cut Out is an individually moulded visco elastic foam seat wedge cushion with an optional coccyx cut out, providing personalised pressure relief to the coccyx area. The Seatrite Wedge will also decrease pain in the lower back and legs.

Key Features: Moulded elastic foam seat wedge, optional cut out, personalised care, lower back and leg pain.

Best Air Circulating Tailbone Cushion

Harley Proform Pressure Relief Cushion - CoccyxManufactured from high grade nodular foam, the Harley Proform Pressure Relief Cushion - Coccyx provides maximum comfort by allowing air to circulate freely. A great all-round pressure relief cushion, the cushion has a cut out which allows extra comfort around the base of the spine, especially where this is sensitive. The cover is provided with a luxurious suede cover and is machine washable at 40°C.

Key Features: Nodular foam, air circulation, maximum comfort, luxurious suede cover.

Good Luck On Your Pillow Hunt

We hope this guide helps you find your perfect pillow. Have you already found it? Let us know in the comments below, or find us on Twitter and Facebook!

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