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Coccyx pain at 22 weeks, anyone know of any exercises or solutions?

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BellyBean Mon 27-Mar-17 18:22:01

I damaged my coccyx as a teen and it got painful sitting for long periods and getting up from sitting towards the end of my last pregnancy, and has been a slight ongoing issue since.

However at only 22 weeks I'm noticing it's painful sitting in the car for more than an hour, and I work in an office environment which is not helping!

Any one have any ideas or resources I could check out?

Deedee3311 Mon 27-Mar-17 21:53:27

I am in the exact same boat as you, really quite painful and would love to see if there is anything that can be done to ease .i work in an office too and each time I lift my bum from the seat I wince! Soft pillows don't help either. 34 weeks.

Chloris33 Mon 27-Mar-17 22:07:17

Yes, the cause might be different but I've had coccyx and glutes pain and stiffness from early on in pregnancy. Yoga stretches cat to cow to child pose help me a lot - these stretch the tailbone. Downward dog can also be good. Warm bath seems to help me too. Sitting and walking or housework for long periods all seem to make it bad. Alternating frequently between movement & sitting seems to help me. X

Chloris33 Mon 27-Mar-17 22:10:50

I.e. this: www.yogauonline.com/yogau-wellness-blog/cat-cow-marjariasana-and-cat-wheel

Singingforsanity Mon 27-Mar-17 22:18:56

I couldn't sit for more than ten minutes max from 22 weeks onwards, but I found the yoga ball great for sitting on but keeping moving, and at work I perched/leaned on a stool rather than sat. Obviously not all work environments could accommodate this!

harleysmammy Tue 28-Mar-17 00:06:04

I've had this for months and im 35 weeks. Its terrible tail bone pain. I think its normal to get pain there in pregnancy but its probably been made worse because you had an injury to it before. Sit on a cushion or something soft and sit up properly, i dont know if its the same for everyone but i found it absolutely dreadfully painful when i had been slouching a bit and then tried to get up. Maybe try putting a hot water bottle behind you or under you when your sitting, although i cant say i ever tried it so dont know how much it works and i would ask your midwife first because some midwives are a bit funny about hot water bottles and pregnancy but some are fine x

Sparklyuggs Tue 28-Mar-17 08:02:34

I fractured my coccyx 3 years ago and the pain has come back in pregnancy. My GP referred me to a maternity physio who helps a lot, and I have a cushion from Amazon with a hole at the back which makes being at a desk more tolerable.

LHReturns Tue 28-Mar-17 09:38:25

Hi OP - I have the same pain more in the sacroiliac joint all the time - and standing up after lying down is hideous. I hobble around for the first ten minutes like an old woman.

I have actually found cold packs to be better than heat for the inflammation and pain. I just keep a few in the freezer and when I am at home I tuck one into the back of my knickers (attractive) and keep it there for around 30 minutes a few times a day.

It really helps. Maybe try both warm and cold and see which helps you the most?

LHReturns Tue 28-Mar-17 09:43:24

Op I should have said - I am 31 weeks with my second - exact same pain as my first pregnancy. Both times it started around 22 weeks, like you.

Chocolateandwineplease27 Tue 28-Mar-17 11:23:48

Hi Op - I had the exact same at around 20 weeks and it was agony. I went to see an osteopath who specialises in pregnancy and she said one of my muscles was effectively pulling my coccyx to one side due to a tightness in one of my hips. She did some manipulation which didn't hurt at all and I was v sceptical as couldn't really see it helping - anyway after a day it completely disappeared and I'm now nearly 27 weeks with no pain really although notice it can be worse if I slouch rather than sit properly on my seat bones.

I'd definitely get yourself to an osteopath if you can as you don't want to be suffering for the next 20 weeks!!

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