The sacrum is a large, triangular-shaped bone at the bottom of the spine that connects the spine to the pelvis. The sacrum houses the sacral plexus, a major cluster of nerves that control bowel and bladder function as well as orgasm. Injuries to the sacrum often create nerve damage.
1. Bone Building Foods
The sacrum is one of the densest bones in the body, and it will keep its strength and power if you eat plenty of bone-healthy foods. Calcium-rich foods like yogurt, almond butter, figs, and dark leafy greens like kale, collard greens, and bok choy are great for feeding the bones. Vitamin C—think oranges and grapefruits—helps prevent bone loss. Make sure you get enough magnesium and potassium (sweet potatoes are a good source) as well.
2. Embrace Balance
The sacrum is all about balance and symmetry, and it’s easy for us to get out of whack. Look at your daily routines: Do you have a bag that always sits over one shoulder? Do your sacrum a favor and get a backpack to spread that weight evenly. Do you always cross the same leg when you’re sitting at your desk? Do you always carry your baby on one hip? Mix it up for sacrum health.