Mr. Gobbi is a 42-year-old male here today with complaints of left shoulder pain as well as to follow up on his coccyx pain.
The patient first complained of coccyx pain back in the spring of 2014. He was being active with his kids and fell right onto his coccyx while using a pillowcase to slide down the stairs. He was given an order for an x-ray at that time. Follow up a couple months later, he reported that his pain was better. He chose not to the x-ray. He tells me he is still on and off is having issues with pain in the coccyx. He a few weeks ago was in a golf cart and someone pressed quickly on the gas for the golf cart as he was standing up, causing him to fall back directly onto his tailbone and that seems to have exacerbated the pain and made it worse again. It…
sleep apnea, NIDDM, gout, kidney stones, neuropathy, pulmonary embolus-has filter, DVTin right leg, chronic edema in right leg and chronic pain syndrome.
At today’s visit he is accompanied by his wife. He is homebound due to his immobility. His wife reports that his immobility started 8 years ago. He has not left his room in the last 3 years due what he describes as a fused neck and coccyx pain that makes him unable to sit. The wife reports that the patient has prostates cancer 8 years ago for…
DOI: 07/13/2010. This is a 42-year-old female cafe lead worker who sustained fracture to the low back and coccyx when she slipped on wet floor. Patient was diagnosed with chronic low back pain syndrome, displacement of lumbar intervertebral disc without myelopathy, degeneration of the lumbosacral intervertebral disc and disorders of the coccyx.
Per medical report dated 02/27/2015, patient’s medications are gabapentin 300mg, Klonopin 1mg, Lidocaine 5% patch, lithium carbonate 300mg, naproxen…
evolutionary divergence (“5 Useless Body Parts,” 2012). Originated from once fully functional traits in human predecessors, vestigial structures are important in providing significant evidence for human evolution as exemplified through the tailbone, goosebumps, and plica semilunaris.
Notably, the coccyx, or commonly referred to as the tailbone, is a human vestige of the mammalian tail (Spinney, 2008). Structurally, the coccyx is a triangular arrangement of fused or semi-fused rudimentary…
26 segments of bones, called vertebrae. Vertebrae are in sets that are divided into four curves. Starting from the skull, C-1 to C-7 vertebrae form the cervical curve, they do not join the ribs. The second set, consists of twelve vertebrae. They are known as the thoracic vertebrae, T-1 to T-12. These vertebrae join with the ribs. The third set is known as the lumbar vertebrae, L1-L-5. The lumbar vertebra is the largest and strongest of the vertebrae, and is not joined with the ribs. The last…
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Structure of the Axial Skeleton
The Axial Skeleton is the midpoint of the body.
The function of the Axial skeleton is to protect the vital organs such as the brain, heart and lungs
Sternum and 24 ribs
24 Vertebrae, Sacrum and Coccyx
Structure of the Appendicular skeleton Figure 2
The Appendicular skeleton is made up of the upper and lower limbs.
Clavicle and Scapula
Humerus, Radius and Ulna
Carpals, Metacarpals, Phalanges and Sesamoid
Two Pelvis bones
Femur, Tibia, Patella and…
As mentioned earlier, the vertebral column consists of five regions. These regions are cervical (neck), thoracic (upper and mid back), lumbar (lower back), sacral and coccyx. Some of the structures that would be affected by the incident are the intervertebral discs, due to the compression that was placed on the head. If the vertebral discs structure is severely compressed, the inner material, known as the nucleus pulposus, that is inside the discs could leak out and cause herniation. Herniation…
form allowing bone growth during childhood and adolescence if it is damaged then that would mean that the cartilage cells wouldn’t be able to do their jobs.
7. Which bone in the skull has an opening to allow the spinal cord to pass through, and what is this opening called?
The bone in the skull that has an opening to allow the spinal cord to pass through, is the occipital bone which forms the back and base of the skull. The opening which allows the spinal cord to pass is called the foramen…