Help...My Back Went Out....Again!!??
5 TOP REASONS MY BACK GOES OUT!!! 1. NOT ENOUGH FOOD IN YOUR BELLY TO COVER THE ACTIVITY.
What does that mean to a regular person? Your intake of food will determine what you body is able to do. Safely. As you age, absorption of food, nutritional needs for food etc. all change.
Facts About Disc Dehydration
Although it might not be as common of a phrase as disc bulge or slipped disc, disk dehydration is a very real condition that many people suffer from. It can also lead to other more serious conditions, as well as cause pain for the individual. So what is disc dehydration and what causes it?
At birth, the disc is made up of about 80% water. This lets the disc act as a shock absorber and also makes it spongy. Our bodies need the shock absorption because if we didn’t have it then when we moved around and our discs moved with us, they would rub up against one another.
As we get older, however, the water in the discs gradually decreases, making them less effective at their shock-absorbing capabilities. When a disc is dehydrated, it contains only a small amount of water. Sometimes, this condition is also referred to as “dark disc disease” due to the fact that a disc that is not properly hydrated will show up as bring dark in color on a MRI scan of the spine.
Tiny molecules called proteoglycan aggrecans keep the water within the discs. They are actually able to hold over 500 times their weight in water which helps give the healthy disc the pressure that it needs to bear body weight. The disc cells produce the proteoglycan aggrecan molecules as long as the discs have oxygen, food, and amino acids for building materials.