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Hello ... I seem to have tweaked my back -- again -- from incorrectly lifting something heavy. Hmmm, could be DD, who still wants lots of "hugs" (code for "carry me"). I am also up and down the stairs a lot with groceries, stroller, etc. (we live one floor up in an apartment building). Is anyone else experiencing this, as the DCs get bigger and heavier? I've never been to a chiropractor before -- if you've been, was it helpful?
 

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I like the chiropractor. I have a hard time lifting my older kids. They are both at or over 40lbs. If they want to be held I usually sit down and then pick them up, I can't carry them for very long my back just won't take it!
 

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I currently am receiving physical therapy for some serious upper back pain (right between the shoulder blades). I suspect the pain is brought on by lifting DD and hunching over while nursing her.<br><br>
The therapy is helping by strenghten the opposite muscles and teaching correct lifting positions and posture.<br><br>
I was unsure about who to see for this sort of thing and went to my primary care doc first. He referred me to PT and it has really helped.
 

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I can totally understand your back issue. I have a 20month old who still needs to be carried alot because he is a vary late walker and tires out easily. needless to say my back feels it! I go to the chiropractor weekly and it really helps me get through the week. But get recommendations before you try one. You want one that takes time to listen to you before he/she starts adjusting!. Physical therapy is another avenue as well. I found however that a chiropractor works better for me, but physical therapy might work better for someone else!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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