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– In our opinion of course, Bob. – Today, we’re going to
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– Instagram! – All right, let’s talk about what we’re trying to solve here. With tailbone pain, we’re
talking about the coccyx, here. And this often gets
injured from a fall maybe, or there’s a lot of ways
it can happen, actually. But generally it’s… – [Brad] People who snowboard
have a problem with this. – [Bob] Oh sure. – [Brad] Yeah, they
fall on that area a lot. – [Bob] It usually is an
injury, wouldn’t you say? From a fall, or something like that. – [Brad] Yeah, right, right. And they can take a long time to heal. – [Bob] Right.
– [Brad] Months. And while that’s happening, we need to take the pressure off that. That’s why,
– [Bob] Right. – [Brad] What we’re
going to show you today. – [Bob] But that’s called the coccyx, and when you have pain there
it’s called coccydynia. – [Brad] Okay.
– [Bob] -dynia means pain, right?
– [Brad] Yeah. – [Bob] The other area that you can actually take pressure off, by using these same cushions, or use the little technique
we’re going to show you, is the ischial tuberosities. These are the bones
that you’re sitting on, when you sit on a chair, you’ll feel it. – Right now, I can
literally feel my sit bones making contact there. Especially if you’re on a hard surface. – So, now there’s two things
that could be going on here. Actually, almost three things, really. One, you could have a bursitis, right at the tip of the bone, here. There’s a little fluid filled sac that is underneath the tendon
and the muscle, right here, and that helps the tendon
glide over the muscle. – [Brad] And that happens
to be the hamstring… – [Bob] The tendon glide over the bone. – [Brad] I knew what you meant, but that’s why I didn’t say anything. But that tendon happens to be attached to the hamstring muscles, which… – [Bob] This isn’t accurate, but this kind of gives you a depiction. – [Brad] It’s… that’s
where it… It’s there. – [Bob] So, you could
also have what we call a high tendinopathy of the hamstring. Which means that you’ve got
something going on here, in the tendon. One, it could be tendinitis, and two, it could be tendinosis. Tendinitis is inflammation, tendinosis is tears or deterioration. This is what my wife had, okay? – [Brad] Either way, it’s painful. – [Bob] Either way, it’s painful, so she, absolutely, did
the thing we’re going to, did the thing we recommended today. – Are we going to show them? – Yeah, we’re going to show them. – Alright!
– Let’s show them, right now. So, the first thing is, you’ve got to take pressure off that area when you’re sitting. I mean, it just, in order
for things to calm down, you just have to. And my wife, she actually
didn’t use this method, she used this method. I’m going to show you
the free method first. – Right, what you can do at home. – You want to do it, Brad? – Sure, just take the pillow off your bed, or wherever you can find a pillow. A throw pillow might work well. This is a bed pillow, obviously. Bundle it up, like I’m showing here. Put it here, at the
front part of the chair, and if they got a soft, cushiony chair, it won’t work very well, you need to have a chair that’s firm. – [Bob] Solid chair. – And right now, my sit
bones here, are not… They’re airborne. The pressure is through my hamstrings, and, you know, I can rock
forward and back a little bit, and I’m clearly off that painful spot, particularly the coccyx. Right now, my coccyx
is very well protected. It has no force or pressure
on it from the chair, so that works out well. – I’ve even seen this recommended, Brad, for people with back pain, because sometimes it
puts you into the arch. – Yeah.
– You know what I mean, naturally.
– Right. So now, if I go forward like this, it really helps my
lordorsis, or my lower back. – Yeah, we had a subscriber that said this saved him on a plane, like he,
– Oh really? – He was like, “What am I going to do?” – Right.
– And he saw our video and he said he just
took the pillows and… – I can see that, you’re pretty
much stuck in that chair, – Yeah, you’re stuck in it. – Particularly if you’re right
in the middle of two people. – So my wife, and this is where we got… Ergonomic Innovations is
the name of the company. We’ll have a link below. It’s the Donut Pillow. It’s made out of memory foam and, as you can see, it’s got an area here for
the coccyx, or the tailbone, and also the sit bones,
to take the pressure off. – Right. Not only that, it has
it this way, as well. So it’s coming from two
different approaches. – Exactly. But, I actually, I use it like this, Brad. – Okay. – And that’s how I found it
to be the most comfortable. I don’t know if you’re
going to be able to see it, but my sit bones are sitting
right in that area now, and then the coccyx, because
of that little canal here. – Yeah.
– That’s free, too. My wife, she had to put up
with the jokes, of course, because it’s a haemorrhoid pillow, too. – Oh, sure, yeah. – But she has one at
work, she has one at home. I think she’s kind of
drifted away from it. – Yeah.
– It’s finally feeling better. She had to have it in
the car, too, I mean… – Just carry it with you. – Well, I mean, she did. When it gets painful, I mean.
– Right. – When you’re on a two hour trip, she was just being tortured. – And I, again, these are
slow healers, unfortunately. So you’re going to use it for… – They are very slow healing
– weeks. – A tendon can take a long time to heal, – Yeah.
– take up to a year. You know, it can get
reinjured, so it doesn’t heal, – Right.
– correctly. – Continues to be irritated,
slowing things down but… – We did do a video on
more of the treatment beyond doing this.
– Sure, yeah. – For that, you can look
for that under Bob and Brad. I think we put high tendinopathy, hamstring tendinopathy
is what the title was. – And I think we have it
under a coccyx injury. – Probably, too, yeah. The other thing is if,
you know, you’re going, “Well, I don’t really
have that kind of pain, I don’t want to sign up for the contest.” If you have a bony butt (chuckles) You know what. – Bony butt syn… – One of our office managers,
she has this in her chair, you notice that? – Yeah I did. – So, I had, I think that it, it just makes it more comfortable. It’s just going to give
you a more comfortable day. It actually might help even, position your back a little bit, too. – Right, that would be
like an ectomorph, right? – That’s…
– Technically speaking. – Endomorph? Would it? – Oh, now I’m going to
have to look that up. – I think the ecto- is larger, and endo- is smaller. – Well, I’m sure we’re going
to get someone who knows… I’m going to look it up. – Well, there’s to be ecto-,
endo- and meso-, right? That was always the middle. – I thought ecto- was a skinny person. The skinny butt syndrome. – Alright, we’ll find out. We’ll get back to you. Thanks!