The Symptoms Of A Compression Fracture Due To Osteoporosis And How It’s Treated

One of the unfortunate side effects of osteoporosis is that it puts you at a higher risk of a spinal fracture. Your risk of a fracture in any bone, such as a hip or arm is increased, but fractures in the vertebrae are more common. These can happen when you fall or when you make a sudden forceful movement such as when you sneeze or cough. Below is a look at the symptoms you may notice when you fracture your back and what your doctor can do to help: Read More 

Two Exercises People With Spinal Compressions Fractures Can Do

Spinal compression fractures occur when the bones in the spine develop hairline cracks due to disease or trauma (e.g. osteoporosis or auto accident). There are many ways to treat this problem, and sometimes doctors recommend patients take up exercise to help strengthen the bones and prevent other cracks from forming. However, you have to be careful about the exercise you do to avoid aggravating your condition. Here are two exercises appropriate for people with spinal compression fractions. Read More 

Contact Lenses Could Be The Best Solution For Your Presbyopia

Even if you've had perfect vision all your life, you may have difficulty reading small print as you approach your senior years. The first sign is when you need to hold a menu or food label farther away so you can see it better. The cause of this problem is often presbyopia, a common eye condition that develops with age and gradually gets worse. The usual remedy is to buy reading glasses if your far vision is still good. Read More 

Tips For Staying Mobile As You Age

If you are getting up there in years and are starting to worry about your ability to continue your usual levels of independence, you might be worried about your overall mobility. This is hard to deal with because there are certain things that you cannot change about your mobility. As you get older, your balance is going to get weaker. You can stave off some of the balance problems, but you cannot prevent them entirely. Read More 

At Your Child’s Softball Tournament All Weekend? What To Do If You Get Stung

If your child plays softball and will be in a tournament all weekend, you will be spending a lot of time outdoors. Even though this will be a fun time for you, things can happen, such as getting stung by an insect. Below is some more information about allergic reactions to insects and what you should do if you are stung. Allergic Reaction to Insects Some common insects that cause allergic reactions in people are yellow jackets, fire ants, wasps, hornets, and honeybees. Read More