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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 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 should I do for major lower back stiffness after biking?

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

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 ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower back stiffness it's painful when I get up from the chair. What can I do myself?

I am experiencing lower back stiffness it's painful when I get up from the chair. What can I do myself?

Exercise: You appear to be describing spinal arthritis (spondylosis). I would recommend that you see your pcp for an evaluation to establish the correct diagnosis. If it is spondylosis, then exercises to increase your core and back muscle are essential. Use of an otc or prescription NSAID may also be beneficial. Patches for analgesia, a tens unit, pilates, and yoga exercises may provide relief. ...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, ibuprophen or naproxen. ...Read more

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What are causes of lower back stiffness?

What are causes of lower back stiffness?

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

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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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I'm suffering from lower back stiffness every morning when I wake up?

I'm suffering from lower back stiffness every morning when I wake up?

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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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, ibuprophen or Naproxen if no medical contraindications. Weight control and not smoking play a role as well. Regular exercise is important. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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