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what could cause chronic lower back stiffness symptoms in an 18 year old female?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
Many things: Including an old injury, posture problems, not enough exercise, or to much of the same exercise causing an over use injury. Even vitamin d deficiency has been linked to lower back pain.
Answered on Jan 14, 2015
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
also obbesity leading to poor posture and prolonged sitting can cause it.
Apr 9, 2012
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem commented
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Consider ankylosing spondylitis
Apr 8, 2012
Dr. Paul Rogers
50 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Growing pains: Often due to rapid bone growth that causes stretching of ligaments attached to bones. If persists more than 6 weeks or if you have numbing or tingling in your legs would consult your physician.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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