Alcohol Abuse vs. Your Back

Many of the more serious cases our chiropractic in Edmonds sees come from a significant loss of bone structure. This is something that frequently happens with everyone during the aging process. However, you can work to fight your own bone loss by avoiding excessive alcohol consumption.

The specific way alcohol interacts with your spine is not completely understood, but its detrimental nature has been clearly documented. It has been established that drinking more than three ounces of alcohol per day increases the rate at which you lose your bone structure. This is especially true of those who drink heavily during their teen or young adult years. Women at risk of osteoporosis are particularly recommended to consume alcohol in moderation in order to minimize their chances of suffering significant damage to the spine.