What if the pain is persistent or severe?

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If you have already been diagnosed with a more serious medical condition that is causing your aches and pains, participating in physical therapy treatments may help ease your discomfort. If you haven’t been diagnosed with an underlying condition to explain your pain, but you are still experiencing persistent discomfort, it is important to consult with your primary physician as soon as possible. Physical therapy is a common and effective treatment plan for pain relief that most doctors will suggest. Below are a few of the most common ailments known to cause daily aches and pains that can be successfully relieved with the guidance of a physical therapist:

Senate Recognizes September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Washington, D.C. -- The U.S. Senate unanimously supported a Senate Resolution designating September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced the resolution, which aims to “educate people in the United States about prostate cancer and early detection strategies crucial to saving the lives of men and preserving and protecting families.”

A common cause of achy mornings:

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Joint tissues can become irritated from overuse throughout the day – sometimes without you even realizing it. During your sleeping hours, you are almost completely immobile, which can cause any affected tissues to become inflamed. This can further aggravate the irritation, thus causing stiff and achy joints by the time you wake up in the morning.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Plan To Begin Fall Prescribed Fire Operations

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KAMIAH, ID – Conditions permitting, fire managers on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest plan to begin fall prescribed fire operations immediately and continue until project completion or conditions change and are no longer optimal for achieving objectives. Ignitions will take place on days that will meet smoke management and project objectives.

WDFW Submits $26 Million Request for Supplemental Funds, Seeks Ongoing Funding to Serve the Public and Conserve Fish and Wildlife

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OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) on Thursday submitted a $26 million supplemental funding request to the Governor’s Office. It marks the first step in a process to gain support from the governor and Legislature for the funding to continue current services, address emerging issues, and deal with a backlog of legislated and unavoidable cost increases during the upcoming session.

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