Tailbone trauma - aftercareCoccyx injury; Coccyx fracture; Coccydynia - aftercare
You were treated for an injured tailbone. The tailbone is also called the coccyx. It is the small bone at the lower tip of the spine.
At home, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions on how to take care of your tailbone so that heals well.
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