Here Is The Right Way To Use A Tailbone Cushion
There is now a popular phrase, “sitting is the new smoking.” There’s a lot of scientific backing behind this statement, as exposure to long hours of sitting down has lots of unprecedented negative impacts. Based on extensive research, medical personnel now advise people not to spend too much time sitting as it might impact their health.
However, this seems almost impossible to achieve, especially for those in the corporate world who spend hours every week sitting behind their computers. We have now accepted it as a necessary evil, but that shouldn’t be the case.
Just because you have to spend hours sitting doesn’t mean that you should suffer. Your backbone and neck needn’t ache because of long hours of sitting. But how is this possible?
You may have probably heard about having a tailbone cushion as the ultimate answer to protecting your backbone and the entire body. But do you really know how to use it correctly? In this post, we highlight some of the ways to make the most out of your tailbone cushion.
Let’s dive right in:
- Use The Cushion Everywhere
Probably the least expected tip, yet the most important. If you have a coccyx pillow, it is advised that you use it everywhere for maximum results. The best cushions are those that you can easily travel with (very portable) so that you can use them at every instance that you need to sit: at work, in the car, at home, etc.
- Ensure Your Chair Has A Back
This may sound pretty obvious too, but for your tailbone cushions to work properly, you need to use them in a chair with a back for extra support. This is because the cushion naturally helps by eliminating the pressure on your pelvis and spine and improving your posture by elevating your hips.
- Use The Tailbone Cushion Directly With Your Seat
You’ll not reap the maximum benefits of a coccyx cushion if you use it with other types of cushions or pillows while sitting. Adding an extra pillow makes you sit unevenly, which in turn makes your pressure and weight uneven. This is quite unhealthy for your back.
Using a coccyx pillow by itself makes it easier for the user to determine how they want to use it:
either by it laying flat or slightly sloping. Of course, it all depends on one’s preferences.
- Add Hot Packs Or Ice Packs For Extra Relief
The main advantage that tailbone cushions have over other products is the fact that they are heat sensitive. This means you can add hot packs or ice cubes to help provide extra relief. An easy method to achieve this type of therapy is by wrapping the packs in towels and placing them on either side of the cushion.
It would be prudent to note that some tailbone cushions come with a gel that you can either warm or freeze, making the entire process of getting heat therapy easier.
- Keep The Cushion Clean
Whenever you’re shopping for a coccyx cushion, ensure that it is machine-washable. This is because such products are quite prone to sweat, dirt, and spillages. Always try to keep it clean at all times. If it is not machine-washable, you can go ahead and get a cover that you can easily clean on a regular.