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    Pressure mapping

    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Seating evaluation and pressure mapping recommended for all by a seating specialist. If not the right pressure distribution cushions can cause more problems so everything needs to be evaluated.
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    SCI Nurse: Thank you for your help i did look into seating eval and pressure mapping but OMG!! expensive I am steadily making forward progress and personally believe I will not spend enough time in the chair to warrant the cost..I hope......

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    I have gotten a sore on my tailbone, and it takes months to heal. sometimes they never heal, so it is worth the cost to avoid a sore. It happened as I lost muscle and fat from my butt and had not enough padding. that was within the first year and a half of injury (cracked pelvice, broken tail bone, broken ribs, cervical compression) cauda equina. the thing is, insurance, or medicare wont pay for a eval and pressure mapping, or a good cushion until you have already had a bad pressure sore.

    that is just silly, as prevention would be cheaper in the long run.

    Welcome to care cure by the way, and sorry you were injured.

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    I have a bad case of coccydynia myself after my accident. I have a cushion for sitting, which makes a tremendous difference. My primary also recommended silicone butt pads (silicone, not foam as foam flattens too fast). These help (again go with the thickest silicone ones). I brushed my entire left butt cheek when I almost killed myself, and I am literally sitting on bare bone, so I use one pad on the right side, and two on the left side. Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexis68 View Post
    I have a bad case of coccydynia myself after my accident. I have a cushion for sitting, which makes a tremendous difference. My primary also recommended silicone butt pads (silicone, not foam as foam flattens too fast). These help (again go with the thickest silicone ones). I brushed my entire left butt cheek when I almost killed myself, and I am literally sitting on bare bone, so I use one pad on the right side, and two on the left side. Hope that helps.
    Which ones do you find work best? round or elongated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 47+years View Post
    Which ones do you find work best? round or elongated?
    Hi again, the oblong pads work better for me, but that's because I lost a butt cheek. I get the thickest possible ones.

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    I also found the oblong feels best for me. I have one at home & at work in my office chair, I returned to work but was unable to sit in my chair without the thickest one I could find.

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