How can I keep my joints limber?

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Participating in physical therapy treatments can help provide assistance for your specific needs. In-clinic treatments will likely be necessary if your pain is rooted in an underlying condition, but many many physical therapists will also suggest at-home remedies to complement your treatments. Some of these may include:

Ease the ache:

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Strength-training and cardio exercise are both helpful. “They increase blood flow, and help you build your core muscles, which support your spine. And that reduces pressure,” Fay says. Start slow and see a pro if you’re not sure what exercises to do.

LC State Alumni Awards Celebration on Oct. 2 will honor McKee, Frei and others

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LEWISTON, Idaho –  Stuart McKee, Chief Technology Officer for State and Local Governments in the United States for Microsoft Corporation, and Christine Frei, Executive Director of the Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA), have been named the Lewis-Clark State College Alumni Association’s Alumni of the Year for 2019 and will be honored at the Alumni Awards Celebration on Oct. 2 at the LCSC Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.

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.”

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