Using specific coccyx cushions (U shaped) or gel cushions to relieve pressure on the coccyx. Try to use this cushion every time you sit down. Avoid sitting for prolonged periods. Postural correction – adequate sitting and standing posture can help to alleviate pressure on the coccyx.
Is it normal for your tailbone to hurt after pregnancy?
Instability of the coccyx in coccydynia. Bone & Joint Journal, 82(7), 1038–1041. Finally, tailbone pain can result from trauma such as a fall or from labor and delivery. During labor and delivery the coccyx has to extend backward to allow baby to come through.
What helps with postpartum tailbone pain?
Lean forward while sitting down. Sit on a doughnut-shaped pillow or wedge (V-shaped) cushion. Apply heat or ice to the affected area. Take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or aspirin.
How long does it take tailbone pain to go away?
A tailbone injury can be very painful and slow to heal. Healing time for an injured tailbone depends on the severity of the injury. If you have a fracture, healing can take between 8 to 12 weeks. If your tailbone injury is a bruise, healing takes about 4 weeks.
Why does it hurt to sit down postpartum?
If your perineum (the area of skin between the vagina and the anus) was cut by your doctor or if it was torn during the birth, the stitches may make it painful to sit or walk for a little while during healing.
Why is my tailbone hurting pregnant?
Tailbone pain is often caused by the pelvic ligaments loosening and shifting. During pregnancy, your body releases a hormone called relaxin. The hormone makes your pelvic ligaments looser and more flexible to make room for the baby to grow and enable you to give birth.
How do I know if my tailbone pain is serious?
What are the symptoms of tailbone pain (coccydynia)?
- The symptoms of coccydynia include:
- Achy or piercing pain in the tailbone.
- More severe pain when changing from sitting to standing up.
- More severe pain when sitting for long periods of time.
- Pain during bowel movements.
- Pain during sex.
How should I sleep with tailbone pain?
To lessen the pain of a broken or bruised tailbone, consider sleeping:
- on a firm mattress.
- on your side with a pillow between your knees.
- on your back with a pillow under your knees.
Is Coccydynia permanent?
Coccydynia is often reported following a fall or after childbirth. In some cases, persistent pressure from activities like bicycling may cause the onset of coccyx pain. Coccydynia due to these causes usually is not permanent, but it may become very persistent and chronic if not controlled.
When should I go to the doctor for tailbone pain?
You should call your doctor immediately if you have pain in the tailbone and any of the following other symptoms: A sudden increase in swelling or pain. Constipation that lasts a long time. Sudden numbness, weakness, or tingling in either or both legs.