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post #11 of 21 Old 02-17-2012, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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My tailbone doesn't hurt riding English, my lower back does though. Western I move around since its an 1-1.5 hour walk ride since going over some 'bumps' it's uncomfortable.
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-17-2012, 09:24 PM
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My tailbone doesn't hurt riding English, my lower back does though. Western I move around since its an 1-1.5 hour walk ride since going over some 'bumps' it's uncomfortable.
:( man that really sucks.. Maybe wear some long johns underneath your riding pants to provide a little extra support, and look at a seat saver thing for your western saddle.

As for your english, my friend has the same problem :/ he back aches in her saddle and any saddle and we're not sure why. I wish I had some help for you there :/

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post #13 of 21 Old 02-17-2012, 09:47 PM
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i bruises my tail bone badly had whiplash down my spine and a concissioun and got back on walked trotted and cantered horse reared at the walk. i went to the hospital and waited 4 hrs for a butt cushion take some advil and use a soft pillow to sit on i also had to go to a chiropractor but i was out of ridding for 2 months if you can i would suggest taking time off if you don't let your body heal then your going to end up needed to take off longer later
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That's my bf's point since I'm being stubborn about taking time off... I was supposed to start showing next month :( I'm in the process of getting a cushion for each saddle I ride in (English-pleasure, western-work). I just got some full seat breeches that are nice and cushioned, so I will be riding (pleasure) solely in those for a while- when I do ride. Im trying to take it easier and not push myself while still riding..
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post #15 of 21 Old 02-18-2012, 09:49 AM
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I so sympathize with your broken tailbone. I have broken mine twice. I would go to the doctor just to be sure that there is nothing more injured.

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post #16 of 21 Old 02-18-2012, 02:07 PM
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My favourite way to stretch out my lower back (I do this all the time):
Stand with your feet hip/shoulder width apart. Keep your back straight and reach forward. Without bending your knees, keep reaching forward and stretch your arms downwards, try touch your twos with your fingers, or if you're really flexible, hands flat on the floor. Let your head hang. Hold for ten seconds. Bend your knees and slowly roll yourself back up, bringing your head back up and straight last (to not put strain on your neck).

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post #17 of 21 Old 02-18-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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My mom talked me into getting an xray done this week. Ive been just assuming its only bruised but i dont know for sure..

I am very flexible and can put my hands flat on the ground with room to spare, but right now it hurts to bend over :/ I have had to though so it's not like I can avoid that haha
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Would the pain be any different broken vs bruised? I probably will end up at the doctors next week one day if I'm not working..
Yes. If it is broken, you will not be able to lie down, sit or even walk without being in severe pain. It sounds to me like you have badly bruised it.

When my tailbone was playing up we went to three different doctors about it, they just said let it rest. The only thing that worked for me was acupuncture so that might be worth a shot if it doesn't heal properly. Hope you feel better soon!

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post #19 of 21 Old 02-19-2012, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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in the morning before i start doing anything it's just sore, and by the end of the day, even if i didn't do a whole lot, i'm in a lot of pain. my mom is about to take me to get it x-rayed just in case, and at lest i could get doughnut thing to sit on and some pain meds for when i'm working! lol
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I fell really hard right on my butt one time and I definitely did something to my tail bone/lower back. It didn't hurt to stand or sit, but to bend down to sit the pain was terrible. Riding involved too much movement that would irritate my back. I just had to wait it out... Something that helped me was a heat pack that I could tape to my lower back. Every day that I used these I would be less sore.

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