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What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

What are treatments for lower back stiffness?

A lot!: Lifestyle changes are important like not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. You can use medication if no contraindications like ibuprophen or naproxen, try a back support, guided exercise (stretching, core stengthening, cardiovascular) at least 3x a week & activity modification. Yoga & pilates are good choices. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
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Lower Back Stiffness (Definition)

Lower back stiffness is a symptom in which a person has stiffness in his back, somewhere below the level of the ribs but above the level of his butt. Stiffness is the sensation of tightness, so that it takes more effort or more strength to move that ...Read more


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What can I use to relieve my lower back stiffness?

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. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from lower back stiffness. What can I take?

I'm suffering from lower back stiffness. What can I take?

Stretch ; exercise: For most, simple stretching and exercise suffices. Heat can help as can some over the counter remedies and medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprophen or Naproxen if no medical contraindications. Weight control and not smoking play a role as well. Regular exercise is important. ...Read more

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What coudl cause lower back stiffness and pain for over a year?

Still: Many causes. You may need to see a neurologist or neuromuscular specialist. ...Read more

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What is leading to lower back stiffness and pain for over a year?

What is leading to lower back stiffness and pain for over a year?

See your Dr.: There are many causes of back pain. The most common is muscle strain. If this has been going on for over a year, you need to check that there is no spinal pathology such as a herniated disc or narrowing from lumbar stenosis. Your doctor may get an MRI of the spine. ...Read more

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Lower back stiffness due to arthritus, what can I do?

Lower back stiffness due to arthritus, what can I do?

Living with pain: I often do not send patients to expensive specialists for common problems like yours. We start with massage, physical therapy, acupuncture, and then begin to discuss the healing properties found in yoga. ...Read more

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I have lower back stiffness but only during sleep?

I have lower back stiffness but only during sleep?

Sleep : Extra pillow under lower back while laying on your back, and as bonus, maybe pleasant theme on ceiling above your head. ...Read more

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What could cause knee and lower back stiffness/soreness?

What could cause knee and lower back stiffness/soreness?

Arthrits: Arthritis can cause stiffness and soreness in any joint. Usually the first few steps after you get up are sore and stiff and then it gets better as you get going. Arthritic backs also are stiff when you first get up and start moving and it improves with motion. ...Read more

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What can cause lower back stiffness?

What can cause lower back stiffness?

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. ...Read more

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What tests are needed to fix lower back stiffness?

What tests are needed to fix lower back stiffness?

Low back stiffness: Tests do not fix anything. They merely help to possibly pin point the cause after a full evaluation and assessment by your doctor. ...Read more

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


Dr. James Hocker
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