Coccyx cutout chairs

Bob Knetl - knetl@comcast.net

Original posting, 2003-01-19:

Anyone try one of the coccyx cutout chairs? I know this question has been asked previously, but I am unaware if anyone has posted that they tried one.

Bob

Reply from Pam B, 2003-02-23:

For those of you who must sit for many hours, I would highly recommend that you purchase a chair with the coccyx cut out. I bought one in early January and have been using it for 6 weeks now.  If I did not have this chair, I am sure that I would not have been able to return to work.

I had tried a cushion with a coccyx cut out, for which I spent about $50 USD, but this did not offer any back support.  Believe me, it was worth it to spend another $300 USD for the chair.  If your coccyx pain is severe like mine, it will not completely relieve your pain, but it does take a considerable amount of pressure off of your tailbone; so much that for me I found almost 75% pain relief with the chair alone.  I combine this with a TENS unit (transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulator device) therapy and find that sometimes I can be completely pain free for up to an hour at a time.

Pam B. - Pamela.Bishopp@oracle.com

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