jt - for me anyway, it works. I have coccyxdemia. What does that mean? It means I have a pain in my a$$. LOL It's a bony butt so it has no cushion when I sit, which puts too much pressure on my spine and causes me great pain believe it or not. I could never make it through a work day without my tush cush. Depending on your pain, it may relieve some of the pressure on the spine.
JB had back surgery a few months ago and while in the hospital they had him on pain killers derrived from herion. No wonder he was such a space cadet. Maybe you should get some of that.