Why If Someone’s Tail Bone Is Damaged Can Be Paralyzed?
Why if a man’s tailbone is damaged, it can be paralyzed?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. To more easily answer your question, consider the pictures below.
As shown in the picture above, the human back consists of dozens of backbones, starting from the neck, chest, stomach, hip, and finally the tailbone. The spinal cord is also passed directly to the brain, which is marked by the spinal cord, conus medulllaris and cauda equina in the first picture. In the second picture, you can also see that the spinal nerves that originate in the brain then spread from the spine, to various parts of the body, to the shoulders, to the ends of the arms, to various internal organs, to the fingertips.
So you can imagine, when there is something that damages the tailbone, it can be due to falling in a sitting position, accident, or a very hard collision due to sharing things, the nerves that are nearby can also be damaged, and what you can also see from the second picture The nerves that lead to the legs are located in the lower parts of the spine. So paralysis can occur due to damage to the nerves that are close to the tailbone, not because of damage to the tailbone itself. So, hopefully answering your question.