How Drinking Water Helps To Reduce Sciatica Back Pain
Our Discs Lose Mass and Water As We Age
When I was suffering from somewhat of a relapse with my sciatica,
I searched all over the internet for some possible home remedy.
I ran across the story of sort of a young athletic fellow that
suffered severe sciatica. His remedy was to take in more water and
avoid Avoid caffeinated drinks. I tried it. It worked!
At least it helped quite a bit. My chiropractor stated that our
discs lose mass as we age and also lose water so this would
support my findings. Also, there are similar claims
The Water Coalition ,
About.Com , and many other places on the internet.
Frankly, all I care about is that drinking more water worked for
me and did not cost a dime.
How Much Water Should I Drink?
There are a lot of different recommendations. At the lowest,
48 ounces of water is recommended. Others recommend dividing
your weight (in pounds) in half and drinking that number of ounces
per day. So a 180 pound person would drink 90 ounces per
CNN report states that The Institute of Medicine advises men
consume about 3.0 liters (104 ounces) of total beverages a day and
women consume 2.2 liters (78 ounces) of total beverages a day. So
if you take in (6) 8-ounce cups of milk/juice/pop a day, you will
want to supplement that with about 4-6 more glasses of water
depending on your gender or size. And, if involved in
strenuous activity, drink a few more glasses. The
Mayo Clinic gives a similar recommendation. The verdict is
still out on whether coffee or caffeinated beverages depletes you
body of water or not, but you probably should not include these as
part of you water intake.