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Posted on 06-02-2017

Dehydration…and Low Back Pain?

Quenching the Needs of Your Wellness

First of all, let me ask you this… How much water are you drinking throughout the day? Next question, do you know how much you need to drink for your body to function properly?

According to the Mayo Clinic, it is suggested to drink an average of 64 ounces (eight cups) of fluids per day.

If you are not drinking enough fluids to replenish your body it can lead to serious health risks. Since your body is about 60% water by weight, you MUST hydrate to prevent problems, prevent muscle spasms, and allow body processes to operate normally.

Here at Coastal Chiropractic and Wellness, we strongly believe in taking action in preventative care. Just as we advise our patients to keep up with chiropractic adjustments, to exercise, and to eat well; we also strongly encourage the importance of staying hydrated and drinking enough water.

Dehydration affects every aspect of your wellness, even your spine.

How Hydration Relates to Chiropractic

As a person ages, grows less active, or most commonly has a minor or major injury to the spine that has gone unaddressed, the loss of spinal fluid can lead to disc degeneration and the eventual loss of motion between vertebral discs. Once this mobility is lost, further degeneration occurs more rapidly and the cycle of dehydration, shrinking, chronic pain and disease accelerate.

How to ensure you are staying hydrated throughout your day:

  • Drink Water: Ok this one is a little obvious. But choosing water over other fluids that may have dehydrating additives is imperative to your health and wellness. So next time, skip the soda and fill up that water bottle with what it was meant for…Water.
  • Monitor Urine: Yes. I know. Gross… but quite effective in making sure you are hydrated. When you go to the bathroom, you want to make sure that your urine is a pale yellow color. If it is dark, there is a good chance you’re not drinking enough water throughout the day.

Already feeling some back pain from being dehydrated throughout the years? No problem.

To schedule a consultation with your Clinton CT, Guilford CT, and Madison CT Chiropractor, Dr. Keith Mirante, you can call us at 203-245-8217, visit our website at drmirante.com, or click the link below to go to our new patient center.

We will help you get hydrated and adjusted.

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