What Causes Tailbone Pain

We toss around the phrase “pain in the butt” all the time, but an actual pain in the butt is no laughing matter. In actuality, the pain occurs in the tailbone area and can be extremely uncomfortable, especially when sitting. Tailbone pain, or it’s more confusing name Coccydynia, can be caused by impact or inflammation around the tip of the tailbone.

In order to understand how to treat your tailbone pain, you should first rate your pain from 1 to 10. If your pain is mild, it could be temporary and you may just want to buy a seat cushion. Tailbone pain cushions can help take the pressure off of the tender area when you are sitting down, especially on hard chairs.

Be sure to buy a cushion that is light and portable so that you can bring it with you in the car, on the bus, and to a restaurant.

If your tailbone pain is severe and does not go away within a few days, you will want to get examined by a medical professional. They will help you rule out any more serious damage.

Most doctors will tell you to avoid sitting when you have tailbone pain. Unfortunately, if you want to keep your job you may have to find some other solutions. We definitely recommend you find seat cushions that are designed for people that have tailbone pain. Many of them will have a cutout in the middle that is designed specifically for this condition.

Other ways to treat tailbone pain include cortisone injections and anti-inflammatory medicines. Cortisone treatments can be painful and expensive. Incorporating a natural anti-inflammatory into your daily regimen is a great low cost way to reduce the inflammation in your body. Inflammation has all sorts of negative impacts to the body.

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You may also want to investigate whether or not your mattress is contributing to your pain. If you wake up with tailbone pain there is a good chance your mattress is not helping.  If replacing your mattress is not an option, you can look for mattress toppers that can add an extra inch or two of cushion.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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