Posts tagged ‘pelvic floor pain’

A nightmare of bad sitting

I’ve been realizing how often I sit on my sacrum, and how much that must be contributing to my pelvic floor issues.

It’s hard to correct. All my “curled up in bed/on the couch” positions involve rounding my sacrum such that it’s bearing weight, and almost certainly stressing all the pelvic floor muscles that attach to my coccyx. I rarely sit on my sitz bones like I should be. I’m trying; it’s hard to remember, and I must be overcompensating because it often makes my lower back hurt. It’s especially hard in the car where, even with the towel I now have in the driver’s seat to compensate, I’m still fighting the backwards tilt of the bucket seat.

So, I’m trying to figure out how to sit well, and going to try a head pillow to see if that makes it come more easily for me.

Helpful things I’ve found so far:

The Basics of Sitting, Part One (other parts linked at the bottom)

Ramblings from my pelvis

I’m going to try to sit a lot less, but since I only have so much control over that right now (and especially in the car), I’m also going to be working on sitting better.

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