Pain in the coccyx (the tailbone).
The coccyx is the small bone at the bottom of the spine very near the anus. The coccyx is made up of 3-5 rudimentary vertebrae and is the lowest part of the spinal column.
The suffix -dynia comes from the Greek word “odyne” meaning pain.
Coccygeal: Referring to the coccyx, the small tail-like bone at the bottom of the spine, that is made up of 3-5 (average of 4) rudimentary vertebrae. There is a coccygeal nerve that originates in the spinal cord and emerges at the level of the coccyx.
- Coccygeal vertebrae
Coccygeal vertebrae: The three to five (the average number is four) rudimentary vertebrae that make up the coccyx.
Coccyx: The small tail-like bone at the bottom of the spine, very near the anus. It is the lowest part of the spinal column. Also known as tailbone.
- Coccyx bone
Coccyx bone: The small tail-like bone at the bottom of the spine very near to the anus. The coccyx is made up of 3-5 rudimentary vertebrae. It is the lowest part of the spinal column. The word “coccyx” comes from the Greek “kokkyx” meaning “cuckoo bird.” It got this name because it was thought to […]
Cochlea: The cochlea is the part of the inner ear that converts mechanical energy (vibrations) into nerve impulses sent to the brain. It is also known as the organ of hearing. The cochlea is a small conical structure resembling a snail shell. The word “cochlea” is a Latin word derived from the Greek “kokhlos” designating […]