Tail bone pain - how to assuage?

Singapore
August 25, 2008 9:03pm CST
Hi everyone, I've been experiencing some tail bone pain. When I wake up, there is this dull pain at my tail bone. And it also hurts slightly when i walk. When I sit, it is ok, but when I get up, there is definitely pain. I think it might be my sitting posture. I've heard that it is sometimes good to sit at 90 degrees at the edge of one's chair. Other sources say that it's good to sit as far back into your chair as well, and ensure that there are cushions behind. Since I am quite short, I have placed a box at my feet to ensure that my feet reach the ground. Has anyone experienced tail bone pain? any good remedies to share? thanks in advance!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
26 Aug 08
So far i have not experience any tail bone pain with my sitting posture.. It happens to me once when i fall down and my back and the symptons are exactly like yours.. MAybe u can try to think back, did u fall down recently?? This kind of pain is best to be left untouched and have enough rest ^_^ IF not, try acupunture ^_^
• Singapore
29 Aug 08
i think I'm too chicken for acupuncture... :)
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Aug 08
haha.. Acupunture is painless and it feels good after treatment from it ^_^ It's better to go for that, and suffering the pain now till further notice ^_^
• United States
26 Aug 08
Ooch! That must be misery. Every now and then I'll have a couple of days of excrutiating tailbone pain from sitting upright on hard surfaces. I'd suggest sitting on a nice, thick cushion until it's feeling better or avoid sitting at all. When mine starts hurting, walking is miserable and I can only take tiny steps, but the more I walk, the less it seems to hurt when I stop walking. Hope your tailbone is feeling better soon! I haven't heard of the sitting far back in your chair, but I'll have to keep that in mind.
• Singapore
29 Aug 08
yup walking seems to help!
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
15 Sep 08
Lots of hot water and a good nutmeg liniment coupled with a good rub should do the trick. Of course that only relieves the pain for a short while. It will take anything between two weeks to a month for the pain to go away. Meanwhile, watch how you sit. How you sleep also matters.Try not to sleep on your side too much. Lie flat on the bed when you go to bed. If the arch is still not properly rested on, fold a blanket and put it on your back to cushion the tail bone. Try to have a cushion where you are sitting, especially where you are sitting. Wear looser pant. It helps too. AND if you are a little chubby around the waist, well, losing some weight will help to alleviate the pain as well. Hope it helps...
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
29 Aug 08
I do have shoulder and back pain but I don't exercise much all I do is yoga and even that I haven't done it for months. I think it's mostly stress over work because the worst pain was when I still worked full time and since I left it it's gone. I am a short person myself but I can adjust the chair to my height. I hope it's nothing serious in your case, maybe you are right it's just the way you sit.