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A 44-year-old member asked:

Lower back and joint stiffness? how often should i stand and stretch?>

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Often: There is a genetic condition that causes lower back and large and small joint stiffness, called ankylosing spondylitis. If this is the cause of your stiffness you should see a rheumatologist who will prescribe x-ray studies and an anti inflammatory to start the treatment. Other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint and back stiffness. You should definitely see a rheumatologist.

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Last updated Dec 8, 2015

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