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Old 06-02-2009, 23:58
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Hi everyone,

I need some reassurance, this past week I have barely been able to sit down due to a extremely painful tailbone. It throbs and numbs when I sit for 30 mins or more. Has anyone else experienced the same problem?

Reading some threads I know that you can experience back aches when you are close to goal, but I am still 20kgs off so that is not the reason.

Looking forward to your replies.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:14
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Yup, not unusual...

You've lost the big cushion you used to sit on!

Seriously, I had exactly the same problem, your coccyx is not used to any pressure on it, it's literally been padded to the waahoo for years, and now it's having to actually have some pressure on it.

It WILL settle down, as all the ligaments and nerves get used to the pressure.

One thing I will say is be VERY careful for a while when you're sitting down on hard surfaces especially. I sat down a little TOO hard onto a brick wall and dislocated my coccyx. And I gotta tellya a dislocated bum is a pain in the @r$e. Promise!

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-02-2009, 09:06
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Thanks Asy, good to know it's par for the course.

I'm thinking I need a 'donut pillow' to sit on......

I will just put up with it and hope it sorts itself out soon.

have a great weekend, Tanya.
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I'm thinking I need a 'donut pillow' to sit on......
That's exactly what my doctor suggested!

Mind you, I never went that course...

Couldn't stand the "granny" tag of the whole thing...

I was VERY careful sitting down for quite a long time, and haven't been horseriding again since

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OMG too funny, although I guess it's not too funny when it's your tailbone!!!!

Thanks for this - guess my bum is still too big but I will watch out for the first sign ........and take care sitting on hard surfaces.

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I recall Faithy talking about "throwing" herself into a chair/sofa/whatever. Something like, if you didn't throw yourself, you wouldn't "fit" - something like that.

I guess "throwing" yourself can lead to these little coccyx dramas May be better to practise NOT doing it - from today .....

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Default Re: Painful tailbone

Hello, I am also suffering of tailbone pain and it really hurts and I can't do what I can like biking I though it will gone shortly but its not maybe I've got this because of sitting down in front of the computer for a long hours. Can you advice me what to do?
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I've treated many people with tailbone pain. It's something Chiropractors do especially well. Has to do with the position of your pelvis and lower vertabrae.
Physical therapy won't help much, and that's what the normal MD will send you to.
Find a good DC from an insurance website (not the yellow pages!)
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It is usually caused by trauma to the tailbone or surrounding area, such as a backward fall or childbirth. On rare occasions, an infection or tumor can also cause pain in the coccyx. Hope this helps!
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