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  • Be sure you are drinking enough water every day. Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, ...
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  • Everyone occasionally feels sad; however these feelings are usually short lived and pass within a few days. When you have depression, sad feelings last longer and cause problems in your daily life. Depression is a common but serious medical condition. Researchers know that there is a connection between depression and chronic pain; however it is not fully understood exactly how they are linked. ...
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  • It is very important for each patient to know what medications they are on as well as the dose. This enables every healthcare provider to present the safest treatment to each patient. Certain medications can interact with each other and could have the potential to result in negative reactions. Therefore, it is dangerous for a patient to not know what medications they are on. If you are having ...
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  • I am often asked by patients, "I have back pain, is it ok for me to have sex?" I assume it would get asked more often if not for the sensitive nature of it. My response is always yes. After all, sex is a form of exercise and exercise is good for the spine! Some patients express that sexual activity increases their back pain. I tell them, like with most regular exercise, position ...
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  • Aqua therapy uses warm water, exercise, and, at times, whirlpools to decrease pain and pressure on aching muscles and joints. Just like land-based physical therapy, water therapy can be tailored to every individual patient. Patients can strengthen their muscles by using the viscosity of the water as resistance. You can improve your range of motion and mobility by performing range of motion ...
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