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What is a dislocated tailbone?
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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Could happen
Typically can be a post-traumatic finding if one lands forcefully right on the coccyx.
It can fracture, or can dislocated. Sometimes some people have something called hooked coccyx, where there is no dislocation, but there is an acutely angled (inwardly angled coccyx), these all could be symptomatic and cause pain in the tailbone area.

In brief: Could happen
Typically can be a post-traumatic finding if one lands forcefully right on the coccyx.
It can fracture, or can dislocated. Sometimes some people have something called hooked coccyx, where there is no dislocation, but there is an acutely angled (inwardly angled coccyx), these all could be symptomatic and cause pain in the tailbone area.
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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Dr. Scott Williamson
Family Medicine
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In brief: A coccyx injury
The tail bone (sacrum) ends in a series of small bones (like a rattlesnake tail) called the coccyx.
If a fall or the traumatic delivery of a baby tears the ligaments (tissue straps) that hold the bones in place, the coccyx moves out of position (dislocates). This is not only painful, but can be painful for a considerable period of time.

In brief: A coccyx injury
The tail bone (sacrum) ends in a series of small bones (like a rattlesnake tail) called the coccyx.
If a fall or the traumatic delivery of a baby tears the ligaments (tissue straps) that hold the bones in place, the coccyx moves out of position (dislocates). This is not only painful, but can be painful for a considerable period of time.
Dr. Scott Williamson
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