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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||David Messenger, MD|
|Current as of||May 23, 2013|
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