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A 46-year-old member asked:

i wake up in the morning with a very sore back. is there anything i can do about this?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Rarely if only AM: Am pain upon arising is usually just related to some degenerative changes that cause some muscular tightness that usually resolves once up & about but may be an early warning of things to come if not proactive in terms of regular exercise including stretching, core strengthening and cardiovascular routines. Weight control is important as is cessation of smoking if you have this habit.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

Should i go to emergency for stiff and very sore back?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
You could, but see--: Ing your own pcp would be better, who can examine you and run some tests ; to start treatment. If no better can refer you on to an orthopod. Good luck.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
rheumatologist may also be helpful
Dec 18, 2013

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