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Stiff spine/middle back muscles, just below shoulder blades. Went swimming 2 days ago, first time in while. Can I go jogging/cycling today?

Stiff spine/middle back muscles, just below shoulder blades. Went swimming 2 days ago, first time in while. Can I go jogging/cycling today?

Jogging ok: If a persons back is stiff it's mild muscle strain and should avoid cycling for a few days. Jogging should be ok, but go easy at first if you have not been jogging for a while. ...Read more

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Headache an back stiffness, balance trouble, what causes this. Its everyday.

Headache an back stiffness, balance trouble, what causes this. Its everyday.

Balance trouble: Needs to be evaluated by a physician. Speculation online will only delay the right diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about really bad back cracking/stiffness/pain?

What to do about really bad back cracking/stiffness/pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe back cracking/stiffness/pain?

What to do if I have severe back cracking/stiffness/pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is a good mattress to buy if you have chronic back stiffness?

What is a good mattress to buy if you have chronic back stiffness?

Tempurpedic: Tempurpedic or memory foamconforms to your body vet effectively. ...Read more

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What might cause chronic back stiffness and pain after a long flight?

What might cause chronic back stiffness and pain after a long flight?

Severa things: If each time you fly you experience back stiffness, you may have minor disc disease or a disc bulge. These are more prominent when sitting, and pressing on nerves running to back muscles lead to stiffness. Equally it could just be that you have chronic back strain, which is exacerbated by prolonged sitting when flying. ...Read more

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I have back stiffness from a injury around 3-4 years ago, what to do?

I have back stiffness from a injury around 3-4 years ago, what to do?

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 & activity modification. If no better, then see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. 90% of back problems are treated without surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having stiffness in my spine is there any specific medicine which can help me?

You need a workup: There are a number of conditions, most of them benign, so it is difficult to guess. See someone you can trust and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my lower back for 3 weeks, no injuries, it comes and goes with little constant stiffness. What could be the problem?

See a doctor: Back pain is an incredibly frequent complaint which requires detailed exam to try to diagnose. It may be inflammatory, musculoskeletal, spinal or referred pain from other sites, among other possibilities. See your pcp and hope your are better soon. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with pain and stiffness around the back of my neck and across my shoulders every morning its been going on for weeks I am 54?

Why do I wake up with pain and stiffness around the back of my neck and across my shoulders every morning its been going on for weeks I am 54?

Most likely: This is degenerative changes in the cervical spine that will present with this morning pain & stiffness in this typical pattern that improves as you become active or with a hot shower. Your age is fairly typical for its onset & it can stay like this, improve or worsen. You can try some simple steps like sleeping with a thin pillow, doing some neck exercises and if smoking, stop. Get checked. ...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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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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Back muscle stiffness?

Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. It could also be due to arthritic changes in the back. If associated with pain, persistent stiffness, do see your doctor. A physical therapist can be helpful in designing a stretching program once you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain and neck stiffness and cracking in the neck what could that be?

Shoulder, neck pain: Need to be evaluated, could be shoulder or neck related arithritis. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for stiffness in the spine and legs?

Natural remedies for stiffness in the spine and legs?

Evaluation 1st: Get a comprehensive evaluation first, for a reliable diagnosis. However, natural approaches may also help, once you know what you're dealing with ; aren't missing something acute. Classical homeopathy treatment -- with an experienced practitioner taking your case deeply -- has shown effectiveness in osteo- and other types of arthritis. http://homeopathyusa. Org/home/eb/arthritis. Html. ...Read more

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Stiffness upon standing on right side pain in lower back?

Back Pain: This is either an inflammatory joint or muscle spasm. It is usually made worse with prolonged postures and eases up with activity. I would recommend you see your physician to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do headaches cause stiffness, inflammation an back tension?

Do headaches cause stiffness, inflammation an back tension?

Usually not: Usually, headaches are not the cause of things. It tends to be the opposite... other things are the cause of headaches. However, one thing can lead to another... meaning that some of the things a person does to herself to get headache relief may lead to having other symptoms elsewhere in the body. ...Read more

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Suffering from stiffness, how to become more flexible with back pain?

Exercise and prolo: The stiffness is the result of weak ligaments in the back. If they are strengthened by prolotherapy the stiffness goes away and the flexibility gets better.
Visit www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for information and to find a doctor that can help you. ...Read more

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I've been pretty much inactive. Out in medical leave. Gained some weight. Noticed during walking around in neighborhood. Some stiffness in lower back. Decided yesterday to join gym. As to try and avoid the stiffness. Did a very, very light setting on trea

LOW BACK MUSCLE PAIN: Is very common. Reading your history, not surprising. The low back muscles are commonly ignored when we work out, and over time poorly used. They have been probably extra strained trying to balance your excess weight.
Overworked, poorly trained muscles will in time cause you stiffness and pain. ...Read more

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Is there any method or exercises that relieves back soreness, stiffness?

Is there any method or exercises that relieves back soreness, stiffness?

Stretching, yoga: There are many exercises to strengthen the core muscles but yoga (especially gentle stretching) yoga can be great to decrease back tightness. Regular massages, acupuncture, rolfing and feldenkrais are other methods to help with back pain. Try arnica instead of advil (ibuprofen) for pain relief since it does not have all the side effects. ...Read more

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What to do for permanent back ache and stiffness?

Permanent backache: Provided you have a normal spine and have not hurt yourself lifting a heavy object, it is most likely deconditioned muscles that need some exercise. Start with daily walking of about 2miles and gradually add other exercises. Swimming is a great way to stay fit. Maintain ideal or near ideal body weight and avoid junk food and carbonated and sugary drinks. ...Read more

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What causes stiffness in neck and pain in back of head?

Needs medical eval: Diagnosis of this and any medical condition really needs medical examination, it could simply be cervical or muscular, but whenever stiff neck occurs with new or different quality headaches further neurological testing may be needed. ...Read more