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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are causes of lower back stiffness?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lower back: Possibilities are stiffness from poor posture or uncomfortable mattress, arthritis depending on age, restless sleep, and occationally from inactivity during the day.
Dr. Philip Miller
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Multiple causes:: strain, sprain, osteoarthritis, kidney issues, overuse/overexercise, degenerative disc disease and underlying medical conditions. Get examined and get x-rays.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can cause lower back stiffness?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Many Things: Back injury back trauma twisting the back back muscle injury spinal disc disorder ligament injury too soft mattress too hard mattress.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What causes left lower back stiffness?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Back stiffness: is often due to musculoskeletal issues. Have you used stretching exercises?
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Lower back stiffness: Low back pain, stiffness, cramping etc is best treated first with physical therapy with range of motion and strengthening exercises. Occasionally muscle relaxants might be prescribed.
Tracy, CA
A 53-year-old female asked:

I have lower back stiffness ?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Back "stiffness": Please find out the cause for your back symptoms by seeing your doctor. He/she may prescribe physical therapy or perhaps ok you for yoga, seeing a trainer at a gym, etc. Peace and good health.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I have lower back stiffness but only during sleep?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Sleep : Extra pillow under lower back while laying on your back, and as bonus, maybe pleasant theme on ceiling above your head.

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