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coccyx

(kŏk`sĭks): see spinal columnspinal column,
bony column forming the main structural support of the skeleton of humans and other vertebrates, also known as the vertebral column or backbone. It consists of segments known as vertebrae linked by intervertebral disks and held together by ligaments.
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coccyx

[′käk‚siks]
(anatomy)
The fused vestige of caudal vertebrae forming the last bone of the vertebral column in humans and certain other primates.

coccyx

a small triangular bone at the end of the spinal column in man and some apes, representing a vestigial tail
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Coccydynia refers to pain at the tip of the spine, called coccyx or tailbone.
Contact with the tube should take place between the shoulder blades and around the tailbone, with the teacher providing manual support in those areas.
Tilt your pelvis forward, your tailbone down towards the floor, and pull your baby up and in towards your spine.
Then a pressure ulcer on my tailbone put me on my stomach for eight months after surgery.
By the time I made it home, it was painfully obvious that I had broken my tailbone.
Keep checking the tailbone is down and the pelvis is square.
The tailbone is also known as the (coccyx) and is at the base of the backbone.
Bend your knees, keeping your tailbone pointing to the floor and the torso straight.
More than 30 different bones, called vertebrae, form the backbone, stacked one on top of the other from the base of the skull to the tailbone.
As the firing began, two of the officers were on the steps near the man they reasonably believed might be a rape suspect and one fell backwards, hard enough to crack his tailbone.
When gravity grabs you, go forward onto your pads, not backward onto your unprotected tailbone.