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  • Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    The lower prominent vertebra you feel (I assume from the back of the neck) is C7 called the “vertebra prominens” in Latin as this is the most prominent spinous process noted.

    Pushing on this spinous process should not shift the spine too much to cause compression of the cord. I am unsure why you develop these symptoms.

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    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
    nologic
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    I am sorry, I should have worded this the right way.When I push on my tailbone it causes both legs to almost collapse under me and I almost fall.This is only for a few seconds.Is this a normal reaction? Thank you

    nologic
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    nologic post=7229 wrote: I am sorry, I should have worded this the right way.When I push on my tailbone it causes both legs to almost collapse under me and I almost fall.This is only for a few seconds.Is this a normal reaction? Thank you

    I would like to add that there is no pain felt during or after I pushed on it.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Pressure on the tailbone or coccyx that causes these leg symptoms should have no anatomic basis. I would not worry about these symptoms.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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