Hi, This is going to be long, but I really need the advice.
Just a little about myself and my situation... I'm 35, a mom of a toddler, wife of 5 years to a wonderful husband, and full time factory worker. Been having Difficulty in my left side back, shoulder, lung and chest since Febuary this year(09). Went to family doc and said it is pleuracy(infection between the lung linings). They said the only treatment for it would be Ibuprofen for the ani-inflammatory, but I was newly pregnant, so I couldn't use it. They said just another pain killer may help with the pain. After 9 weeks I miscarried, so I went back in for a second time as the pain hadn't gone away. He (new dr) then gave me an anti-inflammatory perscription(Meloxicam) that helped alot, but when it ran out it came back and worse.
I went back again, he took X-rays(no pleuracy)and he gave me more meloxicam, along with a muscle relaxant (flexeril) and a pain med. They are all interfereing with my work as a machine welder. Sleep working just isn't very safe in my line of work. He said if it doesn't improve within 3 weeks I need to come in for a CAT scan.
Next I started with a chiropractor, thinking something else might be going on. The X-rays show Phase 2 degeneration
and large bone spurs. He says it is something he can help with, he will present a plan to me tomorrow of what he will do and how long he thinks it will take.
So, I am wondering which route if not both I should take, Chiropractic, or let the other doctor do the CAT scan, or my mom said I should see an orthopedic surgeon.
What would you reccomend? Thanks in advance, Sally