What Causes Pain In Back Above Tailbone?

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Definition

Tailbone trauma is an injury to the small bone at the lower tip of the spine.


Alternative Names

Coccyx injury


Considerations

Actual fractures of the tailbone (coccyx) are not common. Tailbone trauma usually involves bruising of the bone or pulling of the ligaments.


Causes

Backward falls onto a hard surface, such as a slippery floor or ice, are the most common cause of this injury.


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