There has been a lot of discussion lately in the chronic pain forum about the healing properties found in a glass of water. As it turns out, some research suggests that dehydration may exacerbate the symptoms of some chronic conditions, including headaches and back pain. So perhaps the "water cure" isn't so far fetched.
About.com's Guide to nutrition wrote a great article about dehydration and back pain. As it turns out, there is evidence in favor of this so-called treatment. It is certainly an interesting read, and provides lots of food for thought. Maybe we shouldn't always be so quick to reach for the ibuprofen: a glass of water might just do the trick!