Did you know drinking insufficient water or dehydration can cause back pain?
Most of us know our body is at least 70% water. Your blood is 83 percent water, and water is found also in your muscles, brain, and heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes, and bones. If your body’s water content drops by as little as 2 percent, you will feel fatigued. If it drops by 10 percent, you will experience significant health problems, such as arthritis and back pain.
Yes, insufficient water can lead to back pain and many diseases according to Dr Batmanghelidj, MD who wrote a book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water.” He believes dehydration is the culprit for many ailments like angina, allergies, asthma, hypertension, colitis, hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), hiatus hernia, depression, obesity & insulin regulation.
Today when someone has any back or knee pain we think of glucosamine or calcium but did you know if you are dehydrated, no amount of these nutrients are helpful as your body needs sufficient water to make use of these nutrients to function properly. What I mean is problems caused by functional dehydration cannot be resolved by any therapies. Only by restoring and maintaining adequate hydration can we increase the effectiveness of any other clinical therapies.
Watch our video to get more insight on how dehydration can cause back pain and affect your spine. I also give suggestions how you can drink sufficient water to improve your health.
In summary, understand that water, the universal solvent, is needed for proper body function and dehydration can cause back pain. The lack of water leads to a condition known as dehydration that leads to:
- Can cause cellular fatigue.
- Interferes with transmission of messages from the brain to nerve endings.
- Interferes with separation of proteins, carbohydrates, enzymes, etc.
- Can cause nerve, dyspeptic and joint pain; & increases cartilage abrasive damage.