Trying to relieve tail bone pain
Posted 21 May 2009 - 08:26 AM
Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:05 AM
Have you thought of contacting a wheelchair company? They'll have a wide variety of cushions available that will not only stay put better, but also will reduce the pressure on your tender spots. You might even be able to get your doctor to write you a prescription for the cushion you decide on and have your medical insurance pay for part or all of it.
In the meantime, I've found a single layer of the coarsest tulle netting or window screening put between a cushion and a chair helps prevent the sliding. You might try that and see if it works for you.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:26 AM
I don't recall if I'm properly welcomed you with a nice big warm hug, or not. If not, Welcome to Sclero Forums, Cemile!
I'm sorry you have scleroderma and so many issues caused by it. Although I'm not a doctor (no medical training at all, not even a current first aid certificate), it would seem to me to be vitally important to your well-being to be certain your Coccyxdynia is well-treated.
Now that you know the official name for it, ask your doctor for a referral to a pain management specialist who handles coccyxdynia. Usually they will inject the area with a local anethestic to give you some blessed relief, but they should work with you until you find all the methods that are necessary to relieve the pain and help you get a bit better night's sleep. Don't delay; you deserve more comfort and a better night's sleep, too!!
Just for a temporary fix, if you sew or know someone who does, perhaps you could insert some padding into your underwear, so that it would stay with you rather than shift with the chair. Maybe even some soft gel packs?
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:03 AM
Are you able to get a ring cushion? It` shaped like half a doughnut, with the center cut out.
I hope you soon get relief
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 08:24 AM
p.s. By the way, a friend gave me some soothing muscle lotion with mint and geranium. Kind of pricey, but it gives a nice tingle and some relief to sore/tender/sensitive skin.
Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:35 AM