Tailbone

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.

Last Revised: May 23, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD

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