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I have been having pain in my butt when I sit and sometimes getting up from a sitting position is stressful. Sometimes pressing on the tail end of my spine/butt is painful. OIA
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Oh, I feel your pain…in the butt! When we take long car trips, if I don’t have the seat adjusted correctly my lower tailbone area hurts like the dickens when I get out of the car and try to walk around. I also bought a special cushion of memory foam to put under my bum while riding.
With some forethought and and moving my position in the car, I no longer have the issue.
How long have you had this happening? Do you have any lower back pain or aches in your legs? Any symptoms of sciatica? Can you remember when this all began, such as spending more time sitting during covid? A new chair? Does it make any difference where you’ve been sitting or for how long? Do you remember sitting down too hard or falling?
While waiting for more members to respond, I found a conversion about tailbone pain you might want to take a look at. Here’s the link:
Also, here’s a video I found to help relief tailbone pain.
If this pain persists, it’s a good idea to check in with your primary care provider just to rule out any potential medical issues.
Does this ease up after you’ve been walking around for a few minutes?
I bought some gel pads made for wheelchairs for our long drives to Mayo Clinic, now my husband uses his in his office chair.
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Thanks sooo much for this very helpful response. I first noticed the problem for a few minutes ,while trying to get up from a sitting position about 3 months ago. I just found getting up very painful. It was a one off experience and seemed to disappear. Later I started noticing a dull but sharp pain almost in the center of my bum about where the buttocks separate. For a while the pain was only when I was sitted and became very dull and almost none existent when I stood up. I don’t have pains in either legs because I also searched online trying to relate it to the suggestions ( sciatica, pri…..) made there. It didn’t seem to match any of those. I also cannot remember any incident that could triggered it. I have had an history of spondylitis in my neck but I have not had the pain in my neck and left arm in a long time. I thought perhaps this new pain is related to spondylitis after reading something online yesterday. Yesterday also on closer examination by my partner, we concluded the pain was down the middle of the left butt. It was painful to touch and even sitting down now, I tend to bend to the right. It does ease up when I stand and might be related to the tailbone. I will try the exercises you suggested for starters . Thanks very much.
I tried the exercises and learnt about the donut cushion! I used a towel as a temporary support to raise my butt and I can’t feel the pain! Fantastic innovation. I appreciate the thumbs up. Thanks very much.
Fantastic!!! Wow, I’m happy you’re getting some relief! We all learn from each other. ☺️. Hugs!
Ofemipupo, what a relief that suggestions from members like @loribmt and @auntieoakley were able to bring you relief.
I'm moved the discussion (problem and solutions) to the Spine Health group as well as the Chronic Pain and Bones, Joints & Muscles groups because I think members in those group would benefit from this conversation.
FYI, here's another related discussion that may interest you:
– Pain in the butt – Can't sit down https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pain-in-the-butt-cant-sit-down/
Keep up the good work with regularly doing the exercises. Simple yet effective. I pay for it if I don't stretch regularly.
Noted and thanks for subtle advice, ‘keep stretching!’
The cushion lab cushion may help you even more than the donut cushion. The CL cushion has an opening at the back where the tailbone is located to relieve pressure on the spine. There is also a new version for the car. I love mine. You can find them on the internet.
Oh okay 👌🏽 I will check. Thanks
I have had pain when sitting for a couple years now. Have gone to orthopedic, chiropractor, and PT. Now my ortho is sending me to a spine doctor next week. I’ve recently had severe cramping in upper front thigh from sitting too long I guess. Also, I am extremely stiff in my knees/hips. Can hardly bend down. Don’t know if that’s related. Hope spine doctor has some answers. But, my question is: an injection in my spine was mentioned at one point by ortho. I have osteoporosis and have heard those weaken the spine. Do they? I sure don’t need that to happen. BTW, the ortho first said bursitis plus SI inflammation. Thanks, for any input.
I have had many spinal injections they last maybe a month or so.
Thanks. If it would only last about a month I probably would not do it. I’m concerned about further bone loss in my spine from the injection.
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