Have you ever visited the chiropractor and been encouraged to drink water post chiropractic? Wonder why? Read on for the inside scoop.
While drinking water is normally an important part of everyday life and maintaining optimal health, it’s especially important to remain hydrated following a visit to your chiropractor. That’s because your body has shifted into its proper alignment following an adjustment. In doing so, tension is removed from specific areas, like the spine, in turn releasing toxins that were previously trapped there. Drinking water helps to remove these toxins released from your body. The cyclical effect is that it also helps to keep your spine healthy and reduces the instance of lingering aches and pains that were likely troubling you prior to your visit.
How Water Helps your Back
You may already know that water makes up 70 percent of the human body. But did you know that drinking it is especially good for your back? Your spine is made up of rows of vertebrae and between each is a disc. When you drink water regularly, those discs remain nourished. When your move, the spine releases water held in the discs.
After a chiropractic adjustment, it’s especially important to replenish the water your bones need. Dehydration causes chronic back pain and can also lead to mobility issues. When your body needs water, it first gives it to your vital organs. Keep drinking so you can be sure you’ve taken in enough to also replenish your bones.
How Much is Enough?
The amount of water you should drink daily depends on your body weight. You can figure out your ideal amount with this math equation: divide your current weight by two. That number equals the number of ounces of water you should be drinking daily. For example, a 140-pound person would need to average 70 ounces of water a day. Feel like you need help reaching your daily goal? A simple Internet search can help you find a water bottle that calculates just how many ounces your drinking per day and motivates you to “keep chugging” to meet your needs.
At Core Health Chiropractic, our mission is to make Berks County healthier one spine at a time, through chiropractic care. Our goal is to set people free from their current health conditions and to help them reach their optimum potential through neurologically-based chiropractic care. Call us at 610-750-9131 or visit corehealthberks.com.