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Can a coccyx cushion cause complications to your back?

Can a coccyx cushion cause complications to your back?

Not typically: Coccyx cushions generally do not cause problems with the back and are used to treat coccyx pain by taking pressure off the coccyx when seated. If you have low back pain when using a coccyx pad make sure you have a good lumbar support in the chair you are using. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more


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What are denture cushions?

What are denture cushions?

Foam Inserts: It is a quick "fix" for ill fitting dentures. A well fitting denture has intimate contact with the soft tissues and does not require any foreign material to fill in excess space. Over the long run, you will feel better and spend less having your denture relined or remade by a dentist. ...Read more

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What is endocarial cushion defect?

What is endocarial cushion defect?

AV valve development: In normal development, the primitive atrioventricular (av) canal joins the atria to the ventricles. At four to five weeks of gestation, the superior and inferior endocardial cushions of the common av canal fuse and lead to the formation of the mitral and tricuspid valves and the av septum. Failure of these cushions to fuse properly results in a broad range of av septal defects and av valve defects. ...Read more

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What is the best wheel chair cushion?

What is the best wheel chair cushion?

Rojo: Typically the cushion should be patient specific' and a rojo cushion is a pretty good one. Hopefully, the individual underwent pressure mapping to assure a proper fit; an improper fit might lead to skin breakdown and pressure 'ulcers' which require medical intervention. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a wheelchair cushion?

What should I look for in a wheelchair cushion?

Depends: Although, it depends on a user's preference a lot, a few common things you don't want to miss - comfort, durability, ease of taking care of, fitting your existing wheelchair, the ease of replacement, and cost. ...Read more

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Is it better to sit on a cushioned chair or a hard chair for studying? What is the right height?

Is it better to sit on a cushioned chair or a hard chair for studying? What is the right height?

Whatever feels good: In medical school, i studied in armchairs, coffee shops, barnes and noble, in bed, in a park, in the car, etc. Whatever works for you, go for it. Good luck, and happy studying! ...Read more

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What is the best mattress/cushion for preventing bed sores?

What is the best mattress/cushion for preventing bed sores?

No pressure, no sore: Is the general rule. People with normal sensation and mobility never stay in one position for too long. Pressure over a bony prominence can cause skin injury in as little as two hours. That is why debilitated patients and those with spinal cord injuries are placed on pressure-relieving mattresses, turned and repositioned frequently and checked for the presence of early pressure sores frequently. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

Fibromyalgia: is there a good car seat cushion to help with it?

Try them out: Everybody is built differently. Everybody experiences pain differently. Just like buying a dress or pair of jeans, you have to try one out to see if it is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the best hemorrhoid cushion for the best effective relief?

Try a few: I believe the best would be if you can get as round inflatable on open in the middle ( donut shape).Why don't u see a proctologist he can possibly relieve you from your problem once and for all and is not necessarily surgery. ...Read more