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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Marcus

Cushions 101

Updated: Oct 10, 2019

Have pelvic pain with sitting? Pain with sitting can be attributed to unhappy pelvic floor muscles and irritated perineal tissue. Patients with Coccydynia, pelvic pain, Pudendal Neuralgia, Levator Ani Syndrome, and perineal scar tissue often experience discomfort with sitting. The typical donut cushion does not provide the appropriate pressure relief most patients with pelvic pain need. My personal favorite, and most popular cushion is “Cushion Your Assets, twin cheeks folding cushion”. It comes with 2 Velcro adjustable supportive cushions, that can be set to custom fit your sitting width. It comes with handles, and is easy to take on the go, for long car rides. It provides 100% pressure relief throughout the midline of your perineum. My patients with tailbone pain love it as well. CAPPS Pelvic Seat Cushion produces a cushion that has very similar features. Thera-seat is another great alternative, for those who like a thinner, softer cushion. There is a round and oval option for pressure relief. Wedge cushions with a tailbone cut-one help tilt one's pelvis forward to reduce pressure on the coccyx after an injury. And if you are the crafty kind, I have had many patients create home-made cushions from foam, cardboard boxes, towel roll and some duct tape.

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