The Importance of Water in Back Health
We’ve all been told at some point we need to be drinking more water. Whether you visit a pain management physician or just go in for an annual checkup, one of the main things any medical professional will tell you is to increase your water intake to potentially help with persistent lower back pain. Water is essential for allowing your body to function properly. If your discs aren’t hydrated, then chances are you will experience at least a little bit of pain. Here’s what you need to know about water and its association with spine health.
How Much Water You Should Be Drinking Daily
The general recommendation is to drink roughly six to sixteen glasses of water every day. This recommendation is dependent upon factors such as your weight, daily physical activity and additional fluids you drink throughout the day. A good way to gauge the amount of water you should be drinking is to divide your weight in half, and drink that many ounces of water each day.
You may be surprised when you realize you aren’t drinking nearly as much as you need to be, but it’s never too late to get into the habit of drinking more. You may also be surprised that drinking the recommended amount of water can slowly alleviate your persistent lower back pain.
Discs in The Back Need to Be Hydrated
If the discs in your back aren’t properly hydrated, then they won’t be able to function smoothly and normally. Sometimes it can require a visit to a pain management physician, but often times drinking more water over the course of a few days can take care of the problem. If that’s the case, then you know you were simply dehydrated and need to be conscious of your water intake going forward.
Dehydration is Commonly Associated With Back Pain
Water is so important to your spine health, that changing daily habits to ensure the right amount of water is consumed may be necessary. In order to stay hydrated, add some natural flavors to your water to make it easier to drink. Set goals to drink a certain amount of water before and after each meal and stick with them. Not only will you be healthier overall as a result, but your persistent lower back pain could also naturally subside.
DBC Active Spine Care® is here to help people have the best spine health without going through strenuous rehabilitation. Drinking water is always necessary, but combining this habit with our adaptive spine functional restoration treatments will help treat and prevent back pain from occurring. To learn more about how we can help you not suffer from back pain anymore, contact us at any time.