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Coccyx Cushion Helps Relieve Lower Back Pain

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Updated April 20, 2010

Back pain is a common cause of disability. While pain can occur anywhere along the spine, pain is most common in the lower part of the back. Conservative treatments are typically tried in an attempt to find pain relief. Anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and assistive equipment can help.

Taking pressure off of the lower back is essential. A coccyx cushion can take pressure away from the lower spine, tailbone, and sacroiliac joints. There are various designs of coccyx cushion -- but it's the cut-out that distributes weight away from the painful area. Try a coccyx cushion to see if you find relief.

1. Invacare Memory Foam Coccyx Seat Cushion

Visco-elastic foam cushion with a coccyx cut-out at the rear of the cushion that takes pressure off the base of the spine. Can be used on any chair, office chair, wheelchair, or even as a car seat. 

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2. Poli-Foam Memory Coccyx Cushion - 18" x 16" x 3" - With Strap

Coccyx seat cushion designed to relieve pressure on lower back while still providing proper support.

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3. Contoured Coccyx Cushion 16" x 18" x 2"

Contoured foam coccyx cushion. 

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4. Duro-Med Coccyx Comfort Cushion With Hardboard Insert and Navy Poly/Cotton Cover

Contoured foam coccyx cushion. Hard board included for more support. Hook and loop closure for attachment to a wheelchair -- but can be used anywhere.

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5. SeatMate Sloping Coccyx Cushion

Polyurethane foam slopes from 3" to 1 1/2" to take pressure off of lower back.
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6. Coccyx Gel Seat Cushion with Fleece Top 16"D x18"W x3"

Coccyx cushion with high density foam and gel pad center.

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7. Carex Inflatable Rubber Coccyx Cushion Ring

The coccyx ring is made of rubber and it can be inflated or deflated using a push/pull valve.

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