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Dehydration and Your Spine

Dehydration is one of the most debilitating factors for your spine

It affects every part of the structure:

  • The discs become dried out and lose their ability to cushion the vertebrae and absorb shock.
  • The joints become less lubricated and lose their ability to support full range of motion
  • The muscles that support your spine become cramped and weaken as they lose nutrients and oxygen from the lack of circulation

In short, your spine cannot function properly without the proper input of water. When your body is dehydrated, it diverts remaining water supplies to the vital organs to keep them running and keep you alive. But that means that even less is available to the muscles and structures of your spine, and so the vicious cycle continues. This is why, at Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we choose water! Read on to find out more about how water supports spinal health.

 

Water is the most important nutrient for spinal health

Period. It underpins every bodily process, and provides the spine with the main input it needs to remain resilient against the myriad stresses of daily life. By staying hydrated, your spine will reward you with increased function and less pain; each part of the spinal motion segment (vertebrae, disc and ligaments) will be able to articulate in a more appropriate manner. There has never been a better reason to get your daily ration of water! As part of any holistic healthcare plan, water will play a starring role. Start your spine on the road towards better health by getting the appropriate amount of water for your body size and lifestyle. For more help on enacting simple lifestyle changes that make great impacts in your spinal health, give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.