What about my diet? There are public and published ways to decrease your risk of injury and ensure a healthy spine throughout all stages of life. Make healthy food choices and eat balanced meals throughout the day. Nutrient rich foods provide essential vitamins and minerals to bones, muscles and tissues. Healthy eating habits promote a healthy body weight. Extra weight can cause undue stress to the spine. Drink plenty of water. The spinal cord is made up of approximately 60% water. If you are dehydrated, your spine will be affected. Limit caffeine and alcohol intake. If you smoke, quit. Smoking impairs blood flow and decreases oxygen absorption which negatively impacts all body systems. By mediaman|2017-05-02T20:42:45-07:00May 2, 2017|Prevention|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInWhatsAppTelegramTumblrPinterestVkXingEmail About the Author: mediaman Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.