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What is the definition or description of: lower back stiffness?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
See below : Low back stiffness implies a loss in the normal range of motion of the lumbar spine. This loss of motion can be acute, as can happen with a back Injury that leads to spasm; or it can be chronic as can occur in a patient with osteoarthritis in the lumbar spine.

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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.
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What are causes of lower back stiffness?

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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.
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 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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