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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can cause lower back stiffness?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 34 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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
A few things: Sometimes it is related to a sedentary life style with lack of exercise. It can also be a sign of degenerative discs creating an issue. Sometimes, it can be related to the onset of some other issues like ankylosing spondolytis or due to a minor sprain.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What causes left lower back stiffness?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Back stiffness: is often due to musculoskeletal issues. Have you used stretching exercises?
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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 33 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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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 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.
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A 53-year-old female asked:

I have lower back stiffness ?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What can I use to relieve my lower back stiffness?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Stretch & ezercise: For most, simple stretching and exercise auffices. Heat can help as can some over the counter remedies and medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprophen or naproxen.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2019

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