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Tailbone

The tailbone (coccyx) is the small bone at the bottom of the spine. It is attached to the triangular-shaped sacral bone above it.

The tailbone is often injured when people fall and land on their buttocks. It usually heals on its own over time.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Messenger, MD
Last Revised May 23, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: May 23, 2013
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