Is Your Neck Pain a Result of Dehydration?

Do you find that you tend to suffer with a stiff or sore neck more frequently than others? Does your neck discomfort come on even when you’re doing seemingly low-intensity activities? If so, it could be time you looked at your water intake.

Maintaining good hydration habits may help to prevent cervical disc degeneration, which is a major contributor to neck pain. This is because the discs between the spine’s vertebrae actually depend on water to maintain disc height and spinal alignment. Most people are born with spinal discs that are made up of around 80% water. But this decreases over time, as the disc degenerates.

For some of the patients who visit our Stoke on Trent clinic, keeping a 1 litre bottle of water in the fridge or at their desk acts a good reminder to keep hydrated. Another effective habit builder is to pair your water intake with your daily routine, such as drinking a pint of water after brushing your teeth.


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One thought on “Is Your Neck Pain a Result of Dehydration?

  1. I had been suffering neck pain recently and couldn’t figure out why there where actually a few reasons, but the main one was dehydration, I wasn’t keeping track of How much I drink and over time your symptoms do get worse because your not not drinking enough so in effect you go into deficit, fight or flight mode, where your body takes the fluid from vital organs and seeing as your neck is a most noticeable part of your body so that’s why you notice it most. Also the second one was posture, looking down a lot of the time and craning my neck, this comes was done over such a long period of time I didn’t realise quite the damage I was doing and eventually I sprained my neck. The third one was stress. Stress is actually really bad for you, the saying goes some hold their stress in their tummies, others the neck, I was the later. I rarley get an upset stomach, I rarley get sick, so my problems went to my neck and I was holding onto stress tension, which was actually making my healing process of my neck worse not better. So your neck is very important to keep in mind, a lot of us do take it for granted. Many thanks if you read this and always put your health first, everyone deserves a healthy body and mind.

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