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What is Spinal Disc Imbibition & Why is it So Important? 

 May 11, 2022

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

spinal disc imbibitionIf you want to take care of your musculoskeletal system, you must make sure that you take care of your back. One of the most important parts of your back is your spinal column, which is made up of multiple small bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated by small spinal discs. Over time, these discs may start to shrink in size, which can lead to mobility issues and back pain. Because of this, you need to pay attention to the imbibition of your spinal discs if you want them to work as well as possible. Learn more about this concept below, then make sure you visit your local chiropractor for further assistance.

An Overview of Imbibition

When someone is talking about imbibition, they are referring to the way nutrients and fluids move throughout your cells and tissues, even if there is no blood supply transporting oxygen and nutrients to that specific location. Even though your blood vessels do play a major role in making sure your nutrients and oxygen get to the right locations, there are parts of your body that do not have a defined blood supply.

Therefore, they get their nutrition through something called imbibition. Some of the parts of your body that do not have a defined blood supply but still need a reliable source of oxygen and nutrients include your spinal discs, the corneas of your eyes, and the cartilage that cushions your joints.

Their Importance for Your Spinal Health

If you want your spinal discs to remain strong, you must make sure they have a steady supply of nutrition. That is where imbibition can be helpful.

For example, if your spinal discs do not have the fluid and nutrients they require, you could increase your chances of suffering a herniated disc. The most common location for a herniated disc is between L3 and L4 or between L4 and L5.

You may also develop degenerative disc disease, which refers to the gradual dehydration of your spinal discs. This can be prevented by keeping your spinal discs properly hydrated through imbibition. A chiropractor can help assist you with this while simultaneously taking care of the overall health of your back.

Your Local Chiropractor Can Help

If you want to make sure your spinal discs remain healthy, you need to work with a chiropractor who can help you. If your spinal discs are not properly aligned, they may not receive the fluid and nutrients they require.

A chiropractor can take a look at the alignment of your back and make sure your discs are in the right location. A chiropractor can use adjustments to alleviate tension, pressure, and pain that would otherwise make it difficult for your spinal discs to function as they should.

A chiropractor can even address acute injuries that would otherwise have a significant impact on the long-term health of your spine. By keeping your vertebrae in the proper locations, a chiropractor can encourage proper imbibition and spinal health.

Take Care of Your Spinal Discs Through Imbibition

Ultimately, it is important for you to make sure that you take care of your spinal column. This means making sure that all of the cells in your back, including your spinal discs, have access to the nutrients and fluids they require.

If you want to encourage proper nutrient flow throughout your spinal column, you need to visit your local chiropractor regularly. A chiropractor can help you ensure that your spinal column is properly aligned, making it easier for your cells and tissues to get the fluid and nutrients they need. This can help you prevent serious injuries down the road.

If you don’t have a local chiropractor, give us a call. Our Doctor of Chiropractic is specifically trained in helping people maximize the health of their spine, nervous system and overall body. So give us a call today. We’re here to help!

This article is copyrighted by Blogging Chiropractors for its Doctor of Chiropractic members and may not be copied or duplicated in any manner including printed or electronic media, regardless of whether for a fee or gratis without the prior written permission of Blogging Chiropractors.

Dr. Todd Osborne


Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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