Many people do not know that water consumption can affect your spinal health. When you are dehydrated, it affects all parts of your body and can cause some problems such as fatigue, dryness, and thirst. Along with those problems mentioned above that you might have already been aware of, it can also cause other problems. Water affects many important bodily functions such as your metabolism, your energy levels, your movements, and can affect how your organs and tissues function. Your spine needs the proper amount of water in order to function properly. If you are not consuming enough water, it can cause problems and pain in your spine.
It is essential to stay hydrated so that your body functions properly. Hydration gives your body the ability to move easily. Your spinal discs rehydrate themselves at night when you sleep. If you are dehydrated, your body uses the water for other organs, first putting your spinal health at risk. Rehydration of the spine is vital because water fills the spinal discs, making them a cushion for your spine when you move throughout the day. This cushion helps prevent pain and makes movement easy and painless.
If you continue to stay dehydrated, this can cause permanent damage to the spinal discs and create painful lifelong conditions such as bulging and herniated discs. Proper hydration is important to prevent this type of damage and improve not just your spinal health but your health overall. Symptoms you should look for that are caused by dehydrated spinal discs are intense pain or numbness in the lower back and legs.
Things you can do to keep your spine healthy and hydrated are making sure you drink 1 to 1 1/2 liters of water gradually per day. Drink more water when exercising and going out in the heat and eat vegetables and fruit throughout the day.
Alternative Solutions for Spinal Conditions
Along with keeping your spine hydrated, we also offer some all-natural solutions to back pain.
Regenerative medicine is a great option to help relieve pain. Cellular therapy is used to repair damaged tissue and quicken healing. Above, it was mentioned that dehydration could cause permanent damage to spinal discs, but there is hope. Cellular therapy can be used to replace worn and damaged tissue by developing new cells in the body. The cells used in cellular therapy are injected into the site of the pain or injury and go to work, repairing the damaged cells to promote healing and reducing pain.
Another all-natural solution we offer is Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections. These injections are made with a sample of your own blood, making it a safe and successful way to treat pain and injuries. After our doctors create the PRP injection using a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the blood, it is injected into the site of the damage. The platelets help your body repair itself by increasing its inflammatory response. This brings cells to that area to repair the injured tissue.
At our clinic, we also offer chiropractic care. Chiropractic care is another all-natural solution to reduce pain in the body by realigning your spine into its natural position. When your spine is aligned, it helps your body function properly and helps to relieve pain and restore your overall health. Most people find immediate relief from spinal manipulation performed by a qualified chiropractor.
If you are searching for an all-natural solution to your spinal pain, look no further. Our doctors are here to help with many different options to choose from. Make an appointment today so our doctors can find the right solution for you!