Pamela Bishopp Pamela.Bishopp@oracle.com
I've been suffering from coccygodynia for three years and was almost certain that the time had come for me to quit my job. I was in so much pain, I was willing to start my career all over again and take a huge pay cut just to not have to sit all the time anymore.
I have a stock pile of expensive cushions at home (Tempurpedic, Tush Cush, and one from Brookstone), but got very little relief from any. None of the cushions offered any back support. In some cases, because of the cushions sit you up higher on most chairs, your body is positioned away from the back support built into the chair. I found that most of the time I was having to lean forward without any back support.
In a moment of desperation to keep my job I started searching the internet all over again. I found a site that offered office chairs with coccyx cut-outs. www.bizchair.com offered 4 different kinds of these chairs. I chose one with a high back and lumbar support (see link below). I spent $350 US (delivery included) and have now had the chair for two months. This was a bargain. I'm sure I've spent no less that $200 trying different types of coccyx cushions. I wish I had been that desperate much earlier, because I find that this chair relieves as much as 70% of my pain while sitting. It is the most comfortable chair that I own and I'm thinking of purchasing another one for home. I combine it's use with a TENS (transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation, which is prescribed by a doctor) device and I can even be pain free for a couple of hours at a time.
If you've been suffering in job or at home and the standard coccyx cut out cushions just aren't working out for you, I'd recommend that you purchase one of these chairs. You may even be able to get your employer to pay for your office chair.
Here's the link to the chair that I purchased. Good Luck and God Bless Us Everyone!