Would you notice if you were born without a coccyx?

Would a person's butt look any different? The coccyx is supposed to be useless right?

3 Answers

  • CRR
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    You sure would; like it would affect your bowel and bladder control.

    The coccyx and the two ischium bones of the pelvis together form a tripod that helps to bear the weight of the body and provide balance when a person is seated. As a person leans back, more weight is transferred to the coccyx.

    The coccyx also serves as an anchor for the attachment of numerous tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Some of these muscles form the hammock-like pelvic floor, which supports various internal organs, especially as we stand upright. Several muscles contribute to bowel and bladder function, including the delaying of defecation and urination—not exactly trivial abilities.The coccyx helps to support the spinal cord as well, serving as an anchor for the filum terminale—a fibrous length of tissue that stretches from the top of the coccyx to the lower part of the spinal cord.

    Although evolutionists since Darwin have been calling the coccyx vestigial anyone who bothers to investigate the role of the coccyx can see that this is not true.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Although the tailbone is considered vestigial (or no longer necessary) in the human body, it does have some function in the pelvis. For instance, the coccyx is one part of a three-part support for a person in the seated position.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Probably. I think it helps support the whole structure of the upper body when tou sit. When you hurt your tail bone, that's the coccyx. 

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