Coccyx Pain - Simple Ways To Escape The Pain

Published: 18th February 2011
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Coccyx Pain also commonly referred to as tailbone pain or cocygodnia can be quite painful depending upon how long it has been with you and what caused it in the first place. If you donít have a fracture you are still looking at a few weeks before the pain completely subsides. However healing is only possible if you give your tailbone adequate reset by avoiding strenuous activity such as standing, exercising, and running for over 20 minutes.

Tailbone pain needs to be taken very seriously because the pain can quickly move to your legs which can cause additional discomfort. However the best way to steer clear of coccyx pain is to always maintain good posture when sitting, exercising or standing. Maintaining good posture puts less stress on your tailbone hence eliminating any time of inflammation or soreness. But if you suspect that your posture is not what is causing your tailbone pain then there are a few other things you will need to watch out for.

Strengthen your back

Many people who donít sit for extended periods often experience coccyx pain because they have weak backs. This means that their lower back muscles are not strong enough to support the weight of their upper body. Then when they sit the wrong way they can experience extreme levels of coccyx pain which takes weeks or even months to subside. The best way to remedy this problem is to exercise your lower back using a combination of stretching and strength building exercises such as hyperextensions, deadlifts, toe touching exercises etc.

The cushion

Now if you are experiencing mild tailbone pain the best way to start getting rid of it while you work on your lower backís strength is to use a coccyx cushion. Coccyx cushions work by taking the strain of your lower back by molding itself to the shape of your body. There are numerous types of cushions to choose from and the best way to purchase one is test each one prior to making a decision. Even if you arenít currently suffering from coccyx pain a coccyx cushion can help prevent future pain which makes it a worthwhile investment.

Donít sit too long

As a rule of thumb you should avoid sitting for more than 30 minutes at a time. Take a break for 5 minutes every 30 minutes and you will experience a drastic reduction in instances of tailbone pain. During this break you should take a walk or lie down or do some stretching exercises.
If you have been experiencing tailbone pain for quite some time it would be a good idea to consult a doctor to determine its source prior to taking any type of medication or alternative treatment.

John Dembly has been a coccyx pain sufferer. Learn advice and tips on easing coccyx pain in the article above.

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