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The Sacrum and Coccyx
The sacrum and coccyx are commonly referred to as
your "base bone" or "tail bone". As a child the sacrum consists of
five individual bones and the coccyx is made up of three to five
bones. In the adult, the sacral segments and the coccygeal segments
fuse so that each of these two bones are solid singular bones.
sacrum forms joints with each of the hip bones and helps to
stabilize the pelvis.
The nerves that exit the sacrum and coccyx go to the
tissues and organs in that area. These include the muscles of the
buttocks and hips as well as portions of the thigh and leg.
In addition, organs and tissues such as the rectum
and portions of pelvic tissues are also innervated by these nerves.
As a result, some of the problems that may occur as a result of
subluxations here could be sacroiliac conditions, hemorrhoids,
scoliosis, and pain when sitting.