Can Dehydration Cause Back Pain?

Absolutely. The little discs that are wedged between the vertebrae protect the spine by absorbing the shock of your movements. These jelly-like cushions keep your bones from rubbing together by releasing and absorbing water.

The discs rely on fluid to function. When there isn’t enough water in the body for the discs to absorb, they shrink. When they shrink, they offer less support to the spine.

Less shock absorption → More stress on the spine → Swelling → Pain and discomfort

Simply drinking water throughout the day can relieve and prevent back pain!

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