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What should i do for major lower back stiffness after biking?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Rest and NSAIDs: After a long ride, back pain is not an uncommon complaint. Before a ride, stretch, and take Aleve (naproxen) or motrin. A program of core strengthening for your lower back may help prevent those post-ride aches and pains. If it continues to bother you, massage will help, but you might consider having it checked out by a trained professional to see if its more serious than just back strain.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on the pain: It depends on how severe the pain is and it's duration. If it is just an ache and short lived and does not stop you, it is ok. Otherwise, try cross training if only doing one type of a exercise and incorporate stretchiing and core muscular workouts as well. Sometimes, otc medication prior to working out or biking may help. If this persists at a level that limits you, then seek evaluation

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What are causes of lower back stiffness?

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Lower back: Possibilities are stiffness from poor posture or uncomfortable mattress, arthritis depending on age, restless sleep, and occationally from inactivity during the day.
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What can cause lower back stiffness?

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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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What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

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Dr. James Goodrich
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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 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.

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