Get a coccyx cushion for pilonidal cyst relief

coccyx cushion for pilonidal cyst

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).

coccyx cushion

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 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.

coccyx cushion for pilonidal cysts

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.

coccyx cushion for pilonidal cysts

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.

coccyx cushion for pilonidal cysts

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.

coccyx cushion for pilonidal cysts


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Do you currently use a coccyx cushion to relieve your pilonidal cyst pain?

Please give us your experiences and recommendations below.


Michael Lynch is a former pilonidal cyst sufferer, freelance medical health researcher and writer. He devotes much of his free time helping other sufferers deal and cope with this terrible disease. Contact Michael

13 Responses to Get a coccyx cushion for pilonidal cyst relief
  1. curtis busby
    June 27, 2011 | 1:24 AM

    where can u buy this?

    • Mike
      September 16, 2011 | 4:09 PM

      Like Julie said, click on one of the coccyx cushions. You can purchase from Amazon.

  2. Julie
    August 2, 2011 | 5:24 PM

    Curtis, just click on one of the cushions above.

  3. Reggie
    October 6, 2011 | 7:12 PM

    These things really work. I use one at school and work and they make the day go by smoothly. Highly recommend you get one if sitting can be a pain.

  4. Heather
    October 7, 2011 | 10:46 PM

    Im looking into gettin oneof these as well. My job as a bus driver makes is really uncomfortable with a pilonidal cyst. This just might be what I need. Does anyone know of surgery is the only way to get rid of it? I have no insurance. But I need help.

    • Latoya
      December 6, 2011 | 3:14 AM

      Sorry my response to you is down below.

  5. M.M.
    November 30, 2011 | 2:32 AM

    I’ve been using a coccyx cushion for almost a month now and I cant imagine life without it. I can sit down and get up easily with no pain. Could not do that without the cushion. Get a coccyx cushion, dont wait!

  6. Latoya
    December 6, 2011 | 3:13 AM

    Heather, I just saw your post and feel your pain. I’ve been getting pilonidal cysts since I was 16 (I’m almost 28 now). I’ve had two different surgeries, but I still continue to get them. This past cyst (a few weeks ago) the surgeon said, “When an ailment has multiple types of surgeries, it just means that none of them really work.” Different people take the surgeries in different ways. Most people get surgery and don’t have any other problems. Nothing helps people like me. the only thing that “works” for me is to have it cut open to relieve the pressure and to have the wound treated, but they still come back. You should really see a doctor and talk to a surgeon so they can give you better advice. The only advice I can give you is to stay off of your tailbone as much as possible, but when it comes to work (I’m a transcriptionist) it’s not always possible. I’m going to look into one of these pillow for my bum! Also check our for more advice.

    • Michael Lynch
      December 6, 2011 | 10:15 PM

      Hi Latoya,

      Thanks for taking the time to write.

      I know how you feel. You just want to give up and surrender to your pilonidal cyst.

      But, just because the things you’ve tried in the past haven’t worked for you, doesn’t mean NOTHING will ever work for you.

      You just have to get on a personal level with your cyst.

      What I mean by that is, if you truly understand what a pilonidal cyst is, you CAN beat it! Once you fully understand what causes pilonidal cysts, not only can you cure yourself, but you can make sure this NEVER happens to you again in the future.

      So my advice to you is… DON’T GIVE UP!

      I hope you come back to this website soon. All hope is never lost.

      God bless!

  7. Peter
    December 29, 2011 | 2:43 AM

    I have also been a sufferer of the pilonidal cyst..which I had between the ages of 15 to 22 before I finally went to a doctor about it. By that time it was the size of a golfball and was impossible to sit down. He said the only thing to do was surgery and the excised the entire sac. Then I had to walk around with a drain for about 2 months while I waited for the entire area to scar up. It was too big by that time I guess to do anything else.

    • Michael Lynch
      December 30, 2011 | 11:16 PM

      Size of a golf ball? You wuss! That’s nothing. How bout one the size of a softball? Oooooh! Now that’s pain!

      No, I’m just foolin with you Peter. Fact of the matter is, these darn things hurt no matter what size, but I can only imagine (no, wait) I can REMEMBER exactly how you feel.

      Hope things are better now for you. C-ya!

      PS – Sorry to call you a wuss. ;-)

  8. Abhishek
    April 18, 2012 | 3:26 AM

    I had undergone a surgery on 23rd Jan’12 and my age is 22 yrs.As from the surgery till after regular intervals I keep on getting blood and pus from that area.Earlier, my surgery was the excision, now they are saying that it had recurred and I have to undergo one more surgery which would have flap and all but one of the surgeons are saying that since I have recently undergone a suregery so I should wait for ssomewhat around 3 more months to settle it up and then he will do a MRI and then do it more dilligently with a different strategy this time but nowadays sometimes it pains and disturns my sleep in the night.

    I an confused should I wait as per the doctoru or should I get my 2nd surgery done.plzz help

    I took opinion of 5 surgeons but the senirmost surgeon only said to wait and other said that you get it done as per your convienience

    In the maeantime I am having homeopathic medicine which are Silicea and Natrrummur both 30x but doesnt feel like any change in it

    Help me with you advice plz.

    Thanks in advance.

  9. Curious Chap
    August 4, 2012 | 8:50 PM

    great stuff mate

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