Nurse who suffers chronic tailbone pain

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I am a Registered Nurse who has suffered with tailbone pain for over 8 years. Like all chronic pain, it is essential that sufferers get the correct support, diagnosis and treatment appropriate for them as an individual. This blog follows my journey with chronic pain, it expresses my personal opinions and thoughts. It is not intended as a replacement for advice or treatment from your normal Healthcare Provider.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015


Today I have a hairdressers appointment. I don't know how I'll cope sitting for so long. My butt pain has been so bad lately. 6-8/10. Maybe it's time I stopped getting my hair coloured. It means sitting for at least one to two hours. I'm taking my donut cushion to sit on, but that doesn't really help. I feel like a fool sitting on it, and self conscious if I keep getting up and walking around. Other people just give me weird looks. I don't feel like announcing to the whole salon that I have butt pain! 

This afternoon I have an appointment with a sports physio; hoping for some advice on my knees, butt pain and coccydynia. I'm wanting guidance on exercise before I totally screw up my knees and render myself incapable of doing any exercise at all.

So, painkillers taken and cushion in hand.....


  1. Have you tried your new cushion yet ? Yes don't we feel self conscious when we have to carry a cushion around . Yes its those weird looks that people give us ,do you feel like screaming out yes i have a pain in the arse , if i said that someone would misunderstand me and say yes you are a pain in the arse ,LOL . The hairdresser is a small environment imagine taking to the pub ? then you have people with booze in their system . People just don't understand it is hard enough to deal with without being the butt of someone joke . Pardon the pun.

  2. The new cushion never arrived, they had problems with the cushion apparently. I haven't braved the pub with a cushion....I normally try and stand or find a hard seat and a table to lean on to take the weight off my bum! I can't say the cushions help particularly anyway...nothing does :-(