It’s no secret to a pilonidal cyst sufferer like yourself that sitting down is one of the worst parts of having this terrible disease. Having to constantly adjust your position or sit on one butt cheek due to the pain can be an agonizing ordeal.
A coccyx cushion just might be what you’re looking for.
A coccyx cushion is the solution for piercing and throbbing pains associated with the simple act of sitting.
Unlike traditional “donut” cushions, which are primarily used for back and hemorrhoid pains, a coccyx cushion offers more relief from pilonidal cysts in particular, due to its design. It has a unique cut out style where pressure would otherwise occur on the coccyx (lower spine bone).
Regular ‘donut’ cushions don’t have this particular smart design, therefore not giving you the total relief you seek. You’d still be applying pressure to your pilonidal cyst with a ‘donut’ cushion.
However, a coccyx cushion suspends the tailbone (coccyx) in the air by reducing pressure on the lower spinal discs; tipping the pelvis forward to help restore the spine’s natural lumbar curve.
A coccyx cushion is a must have for anyone with a pilonidal cyst or any abscess on the buttocks region near the natal cleft (top region of your butt crack).
They’re extremely versatile and can be taken with you for use in the car, at home, at sporting events or at work.
This video demonstrates how a coccyx cushion relieves pressure on the coccyx region
How much is a coccyx cushion?
On the low end for lesser quality cushions, they can range from $17 to $25.
For medium quality coccyx cushions, the price is in the low to mid $30 range.
For popular name brand cushions, as much as $50 or more.
So, which one should you get? The choice is yours, but if you can afford it, avoid the cheaper cushions (under $20). They offer very little support and wear and tear much faster. After only a few months, they usually get flat – making them useless.
You don’t necessarily have to get the most expensive one out there, but don’t get the cheapest one you can find either. You WILL regret it later. Besides, there’s always a great deal going on at Amazon.com for coccyx cushions.
With a higher quality coccyx cushion, you get more support, can sit for longer periods of time without discomfort and they last about 5 times longer.
Paying a few extra dollars now is worth it, as it will give you more relief and less embarrassment later.
Best coccyx cushions for comfort and relief
One of the most popular coccyx cushions on the market today is the Large FIRM Coccyx Cushion by Tush Cush. This one is particularly designed for those over 200 lbs. or who just prefer a firmer cushion.
High-resilient polyurethane foam won’t flatten with use and zippered velour cover is machine washable. Includes fabric handle for easy carrying.
For those of you who prefer a softer cushion, the Soft Coccyx Cushion by Visco is a must have. Made from high quality state of the art foam material, this cushion is extremely comfortable no matter how long you sit on it.
Comes ready made with an extra liner for foam protection, washable cover and a built in carrying handle.
For the ultimate in comfort, try this quality coccyx cushion with a soft fleece top and gel center. The Coccyx Gel Cushion by Wheelchairs has a unique gel pad center which gives more support by molding itself to your curves.
Plus the soft ultra sheek fleece top makes it a pleasure to sit down on. This cushion was designed for all out comfort and durability. Fleece covering is machine washable.
Another popular cushion is the Memory Foam Coccyx Cushion by Dynamic Living. This particular coccyx cushion is made with a special type of memory foam that contours to your body.
The longer you sit on this cushion, the better it actually feels because it reacts to your body heat and is constantly adjusting itself to keep you comfortable all day long.
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