7 Signs of a Broken Tailbone in Your Body

The tailbone is that tiny triangular-shaped bone located at the end of your spinal column. It’s comprised of approximately three to five vertebrae fused together that forms a single flexible complex. The tailbone is what makes it possible to stabilize and balance your body when you sit down. A tailbone is also commonly known by its scientific name, the coccyx. When your tailbone breaks, it can be excruciatingly painful to move your body. Some occasional discomfort in that area is unsurprising, especially as you get older. However, you may want to see a chiropractor if the pain persists or becomes too intrusive. The chiropractor can perform examinations and recommend a suitable tailbone pain treatment. How do you know if your tailbone is broken? There are some common symptoms that appear when you have a severely bruised tailbone. Watch out for these seven signs of a broken tailbone: Sign #1: Lower Continue reading →

How to Strengthen Your Bones and Joints Naturally

Healthy bones and strong joints are important to your overall health. Over your childhood, adolescence and early adulthood years, minerals are absorbed into your bones. Peak bone mass is achieved once you reached 30 years. If the bone mass generated during this time is not enough, you will be at a higher risk of developing fragile bones. Most people take having strong bones for granted. This is because the symptoms tend to appear only after bone loss progressed to an advanced stage. When you have weak bones and joints, your body becomes a lot more delicate, limiting the degree of movements and creating barriers to physical interactions. Fortunately, there are many activities, foods, vitamins, and physiotherapy treatments that contribute to strong bones and joints. With the right lifestyle and healthy nutrition habits, you can build and maintain strong bones, even into old age. Follow these nine tips on how to Continue reading →

8 Common Signs and Symptoms of Broken Bones

When too much pressure is exerted on a bone, it will break or split apart. A broken bone of any size is known as a fracture. If it punctures the skin, this is known as a compound fracture. In most cases, broken bones occur due to stress, high force impact, or an underlying medical condition. Fractures caused by medical conditions, such as some cancers or osteoporosis, are known as pathological fractures. The symptoms of a broken bone vary depending on which bone has been injured. Some of the mild symptoms may cause pain and discomfort, while the more severe symptoms could limit mobility and movement. A chiropractor may recommend different treatments based on the severity of the injury, along with the patient’s general health and age. Do you suspect there is a fractured bone in your hand or foot? Identifying the symptoms might give you a better idea of how Continue reading →

Building strong, healthy bones while you’re young is important, but as you get older there are steps to improve your bone health at any age. Here are a few ways to protect your bones from becoming brittle as you age. Increase Your Calcium Intake Taking a daily calcium supplement is a good start to any health regime. Consider also adding more calcium-rich foods into your diet. Food high in calcium include dairy products, dark leafy green vegetables, and oily fish like sardines and salmon. Other calcium-rich options include fortified tofu, almonds, dried figs, and soy milk. Take Vitamin D Supplements Most people in northern climates don’t get enough vitamin D the natural way (from the sun). Vitamin F is a necessary ingredient to helping the body absorb calcium properly, which you need more and more of as you age. It’s recommended that adults take 1,000 to 2,000 IU of vitamin Continue reading →

If you’ve had a rotator cuff injury, it may seem counter-intuitive to exercise between your physio treatments. However doing so is actually essential to healing. If you have shoulder pain that doesn’t go away, including weakness when you try to lift, that may worsen with activity, make sure you receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment from a qualified professional before you try to do any exercises. Failing to diagnose your injury as soon as you notice consistent pain can make an injury much worse.

Most people learn as children that drinking milk is the ideal way of getting strong and healthy bones. While this is true during childhood, to improve bone health during adulthood, you need to think beyond milk and other dairy products. As you age, lifestyle and dietary habits leach calcium from the bones, making them weak. As bones weaken, the risk of fractures increases. Improving health of your bones is a lifelong process that you can never neglect. Nutrient-rich Diet Even in adulthood, bones require calcium and Vitamin D to stay healthy. You should be looking to make milk, dairy products, green leafy veggies, tofu, beans, soy milk and legumes a part of your daily diet, so that your body gets sufficient calcium. You also should make sure you get adequate amounts of Vitamin D, which you can by spending 15 to 20 minutes in the sun or eating foods rich Continue reading →