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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

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(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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Often a lower back or sciatic issue will yield symptoms like this, including the hamstring pain manifesting after inactivity, and of course the recent tailbone pain.
Teachers in many studios use statements such as, "keep your sternum high," "tuck your tailbone," "shoulders back and down," or "tuck your chin" to provide generic postural cues to their students.
The invention's unique design allows its users to have adequate protection for their tailbone when engaging in a variety of sports that involve the potential for falling.
Picasso II is intended to immobilize and stabilize spinal segments in skeletally mature patients as a supplement to fusion during the treatment of acute and chronic instabilities or deformities of the upper or lower spine, or the sacral (tailbone) region.
Now, lengthen your back by reaching out through the crown of your head (not the chin--try to keep your chin neutral and centered over the notch in your throat) and tailbone. Press down through the heels and out through the backs of the knees, bending your knees slightly if necessary to alleviate any lower back pain.
5 Inhale as you slide forward to baby cobra: Press your legs together, reach your tailbone slightly toward the heels, lift and extend the chest, and raise the hands one inch above the floor.
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These include the string of peaks that form the tailbone of the Antarctic Peninsula, and the Muhlig-Hoffman and Wohlthat mountains, which mirror the shape of the upper coastline in Queen Maud Land.
Currently, patients who are immobile must rely on caregivers to visually monitor their skin for the formation of ulcers, which often form over bony points such as the tailbone and the hipbone.
The genes corresponding to the cervical vertebrae, the thoracic vertebrae, the lumbar vertebrae and the tailbone become activated at exactly the right moment one after another.