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A 53-year-old male asked:

Lower back stiffness due to arthritus, what can i do?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
See an Orthopod to -: Start a pt program to gently stretch and strengthen the back muscles, as weak back muscles do hurt. Take some nsaids to get some pain relief as well. Swimming with back strokes specially will be helpful to strengthen the muscles. I am sure you'll do well with these measures. Good luck.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Living with pain: I often do not send patients to expensive specialists for common problems like yours. We start with massage, physical therapy, acupuncture, and then begin to discuss the healing properties found in yoga.

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