Friday, October 3, 2014

Words of Comfort: Coccyx vertebrae.

“If I'm made in God's image, why do I have a vestigial tail?”

It’s not a “tailbone.” It’s the coccyx vertebrae, and it anchors 12 important muscles:  “The tailbone derived its name because some people believe it is a ‘leftover’ part from human evolution, though the notion that the tailbone serves no purpose is wrong. The coccyx is an extremely important source of attachment for tendons, ligaments, and muscles, though it is structured quite differently than other parts of the spine.”

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