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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


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I have back.Pain and stiffness early morning. Why?

I have back.Pain and stiffness early morning. Why?

Best to See a Doctor: There are a number of possibilities. It may be as simple as muscles tensing all night while you sleep, giving you a stiff back in the morning. It can also be signs of a spinal form of arthritis, known as seronegative spondyloarthropathies (isn't that a mouthful!). A rheumatologist or a physical medicine ; rehabilitation doctor would be your best bet! ...Read more

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Severe upper back pain and stiffness when lying down?

Severe upper back pain and stiffness when lying down?

Hard to say: I would try to see a physician in real life to determine your cause of pain. Good luck ...Read more

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I have back pain and stiffness when i wake up. Is this possibly whiplash and what are ways to alleviate the symptoms?

I have back pain and stiffness when i wake up. Is this possibly whiplash and what are ways to alleviate the symptoms?

No: Whiplash syndrome usually is related to a fall or accident. It does not appear that you have any relation to those events. Nonetheless, you have signs of arthritic symptoms due to degenerative disc disease. I would see a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do about low back pain and stiffness during and after bending over?

Physical therapy: Pt would be great in increasing range of motion, function. Assuming no radiating pain with this tightness, start stretching exercises, including hamstring and quad stretching, core strengthening, and lumbar flex/extension stretching can help. If pt is available to you, try. Also, if you have a desk job, correct ergonomics and exercise during the day. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does back pain cause stomach sick or does sick stomach cause back pain an stiffness. ?

Does back pain cause stomach sick or does sick stomach cause back pain an stiffness. ?

Chicken or egg: Your question needs clarification thats why none of the doctors have answered you. Try once more to ask your question more clearly, if that does not work than either see your doctor or you could have a virtual consultation with us. Thanks Dr. A ...Read more

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I always wake up with back pain and stiffness. I recently had back x-ray 1.3cm L2 sclerotic lesion since 2013. Can this be cause of back pain?

I always wake up with back pain and stiffness. 
I recently had back x-ray 1.3cm L2 sclerotic lesion since 2013. Can this be cause of back pain?

Functionality : The most common causes of back pain are functional problems, like lifting incorrectly or poor desk position. The other is weak core and low back muscles. The best thing to attempt fist is low back strengthening exercises and see if that helps over time. Very unlikely it's the sclerotic lesion. ...Read more

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I have severe mid back pain and stiffness. I feel the pain radiate above my lungs. Help!

I have severe mid back pain and stiffness. I feel the pain radiate above my lungs. Help!

Consider: Visiting a chiropractor. There you will receive x-rays of your back, and treatment. They will refer you to a medical doctor if you require medication or further work up beyond an mri. And they are relatively inexpensive compared to the medical community. You can walk in bent, and walk out straight. Ya, that's what i would do. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and stiffness not from injury had for one month does not get better or worse pain moderate male 41.?

Lower back  pain and stiffness  not from injury  had for one month does not get better or worse pain moderate  male 41.?

Lot of reasons: Time for a check up. In the next 5-10 years, all your friends are in need of a check up. Better sooner than later. Continue performing the maintenance on your body to keep up good health for the next 40 years. If u had a car that was made in 1973, would u think its time for an overhaul ? ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,099 doctors shared insights

Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more