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.
eMedicineHealth Medical Reference from Healthwise
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.