This pain usually only happens when I take a shower. I think it's triggered by lifting my arm to adjust the showerhead. It also sometimes re-occurs after I take a shower. Has anyone heard of lower back pain that occurs when lifting your arm?
Also, I did injure my back years ago in a car accident. It sometimes hurts all over after physical activity. I believe this has gotten better after physical therapy and chiro visits recently. Should I avoid a job that would require me to do physically demanding work just because of back pain? I am trying to get a job as a zookeeper.

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replied April 12th, 2007
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I would definitely tread with caution in a job that is physically demanding. You should probably consult a doctor to clear you for a job like that. You don't want to further injure yourself.
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replied April 13th, 2007
The physical therapist thought I could do it but recommended weight training. What kind of doctor would need to clear me?
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replied April 13th, 2007
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Your regular doctor should be able to tell you if you would cause harm yourself. If you have seen a specialist for your concerns they would be best.
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