Quick question…how much water have you had to drink today?
There’s a secret that a lot of people with back pain do not know. The amount of water you drink can impact your back pain. Why is this the case?
Water makes up two thirds of our bodies and is crucial to every single process that goes on inside us. This is why we feel a lot better when we drink enough water. This may sound “too simple”, but dehydration can be a contributor to back pain and why it lingers longer than necessary.
Water impacts every organ and cell in your body. You spine is made up of vertebrae (bones stacked one on top of another). In between each bone is a disc…which is made up of water. While you’re standing up during the day, the discs slowly become dehydrated. At night, when you’re laying down, the disc rehydrate (if there is enough water in your body).Without enough water in your body your discs, joints, organs, and muscles can’t function properly. This is why your water intake is so important.
So…how much water have you drank today?
Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water:
Another easy way to check is to take a peak at your urine after your next bathroom trip. If it’s not light yellow, you may need to drink more water.
What Happens When You Drink More Water:
Here’s a few things you can do right now:
So there it is…why you need to drink more water to ease aches and pains. Did you have any idea that water played such an important role in your joint health? Don’t go another day feeling dehydrated.
If you want more tips for easing back pain, be sure to check out our free E-Book with our top tips to keep active with less back pain, just go to this website http://www.drwalkerpt.com/backpain.html to get your free copy.
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Dr. Christine Walker
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