So, I had lifted some dry wall with my husband the other day, and now I have chronic low back pain and a sharp pain between my shoulder blades. I am very uncomfortable. Do I see regular doctor or chiropractor? How would this be treated?
Before going to the doctors office, start with some first aid for back pain. If the pain does not respond to first aid, then going to a chiropractor would probably be the next option to try. Choose your chiropractor wisely. Ask around and see who has the best reputation in your area. A little adjustment might be all that you need.
Dry wall work might not be the best activity for one who has chronic low back pain. Maybe your husband can find another helper??
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
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