Water is the cheapest and the best natural resource and even though it is freely available, people simply forget to drink sufficient amounts of it. Not keeping oneself properly hydrated often leads to sluggishness, dulled senses and a general sense of fatigue; it can even bring about headaches, back-pain, joint pains and other ailments.
Though the causes of backaches could be many- bad posture, improper sitting and standing positions, age, arthritis, etc., dehydration as one of the reasons cannot be ruled out. David Seah, in his post The Healing Power of Water has related how he got rid of back-pain, simply, by drinking more water. He has also provided various links to the sources which ascertain the fact that drinking requisite amount of water can actually help alleviate pains. Quoting from his post verbatim:
I had been probably doing less than 24 oz of liquid a day for several weeks, since I was just not feeling that thirsty. I drank water throughout the next day as well, and you know what? I felt better. The crackly pain in my back went away after about 12 hours. The knife-like pain in my right shoulder turned into a regular throbbing. I felt…juicier! Apparently I had been turning my muscles into beef jerky by not drinking enough water. The numbness and spasms in my arms and hands have also started to fade away.
I knew that drinking water was good for you, but I had never bothered to find out what could go wrong when you are a pint or two low.
So next time around, when that throbbing pain in the back strikes you unawares, before assessing other possible reasons for your pain make sure that you are drinking adequate amounts of water.
See also: Water therapy for headaches and insomnia
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