The coccyx does actually have several purposes. It anchors the spinal cord. It protects the sacral nerves. It is the anchor point for the gluteus maximus, responsible for the extension of the leg. It anchors many muscles and ligaments supporting the anus and rectum. I could go on, but I'm not going to...
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