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What could cause chronic lower back stiffness symptoms in an 18 year old female?

What could cause chronic lower back stiffness symptoms in an 18 year old female?

Many things: Including an old injury, posture problems, not enough exercise, or to much of the same exercise causing an over use injury. Even vitamin d deficiency has been linked to lower back pain. ...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 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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I've had a herniated disc (l5 s1) for over a year. Pt helped with sciatica but nothing has fixed the lower back stiffness/pain. What are my options?

I've had a herniated disc (l5 s1) for over a year. Pt helped with sciatica but nothing has fixed the lower back stiffness/pain. What are my options?

Spine Injury: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. You may be a candidate for epidural steroid injections for relief. ...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 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 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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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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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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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