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What should I do to prevent tailbone pain from my wheelchair?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gregory Billy
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Pressure relief
Recommend relieving pressure to the sacral area.
This can be done in a wheelchair with a tilt in space feature. Manually lifting off the tailbone while in the chair. Being fitted with a special cushion (typically filled with air) to reduce pressure. Lastly, having the area visualized daily by a caregiver to evaluate for breakdown of the skin.

In brief: Pressure relief
Recommend relieving pressure to the sacral area.
This can be done in a wheelchair with a tilt in space feature. Manually lifting off the tailbone while in the chair. Being fitted with a special cushion (typically filled with air) to reduce pressure. Lastly, having the area visualized daily by a caregiver to evaluate for breakdown of the skin.
Dr. Gregory Billy
Dr. Gregory Billy
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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Obtain a proper
Seat cushion after going through pressure mapping at a rehab facility near you.
See an occupational therapist specializing in spinal cord injury. They're experts at this.

In brief: Obtain a proper
Seat cushion after going through pressure mapping at a rehab facility near you.
See an occupational therapist specializing in spinal cord injury. They're experts at this.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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