Several years ago I began to experience some discomfort at the bottom of my pelvis whenever I sat down for an extended period of time. I had no idea what was causing it so I brought the problem to the attention of my physician during my annual check-up. The good doctor told me that I had an "elongated tailbone" and that there was really not a whole lot he could do to relieve my pain. He pretty much told me that this was something I was going to have to learn to live with. Well, the problem has gotten considerably worse over the past couple of years. While watching a two hour movie with my wife or catching a ballgame on TV I would have to get up at least 2 or 3 times just to relieve the pressure. Furthermore, there were times that I had a problem just getting myself off the couch. Still I was under the impression that there was nothing available out there to give me the relief I needed.
About a month ago I saw a cushion advertised in one of those Sunday newspaper inserts. The ad proclaimed that this product relieved back and tailbone pain. Could this be something that would help me? I immediately dialed the "800" number and ordered one of these cushions. It was just $14.95. Well, the cushion came. It was kind of flimsy as you might expect. After all, what do you want for $14.95? But it did help some and I saw the wisdom of this design. Now if I could only find something a bit more substantial I might be able solve my problem once and for all. I logged onto amazon.com and discovered the "Large FIRM Tush Cush Seat Cushion". What an odd name for a product! Anyway, the design was essentially the same one as the knock-off I had purchased a few weeks earlier. Priced at around $47.00 "The Original High Quality Tush Cush is designed to relieve and prevent back pain, numb buttocks and other discomforts associated with sitting. The cutout section suspends your tailbone (coccyx) reducing pressure on your lower lumbar discs." Finally, the product description goes on to say "The wedge shape (slant from the back 3" down to 1/2" in the front) tilts your pelvis forward to restore your spine's natural lumbar lordotic curve. Now the FIRM version of the Tush Cush that I ordered is designed for folks over 200 lbs. But since I weigh 180 and prefer firm to soft anyway I ordered this slightly more expensive model. What convinced me to buy was that an overwhelming majority of Amazon reviewers recommended or highly recommended this product.
Well the proof is in the pudding. I received my "Large FIRM Tush Cush Seat Cushion" on Thursday and immediately put it to the test. I can tell you that for me this is a godsend! No more pain and I can get off the couch normally again. This appears to be a well-made, high quality product. Many reviewers have mentioned that they have had their cushion for several months or more and it has hardly compressed at all. So if you are suffering from back pain or tailbone pain this is a product that just might bring you that welcome relief that you seek. Take my word for it....it has sure helped me! Very highly recommended!
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