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Lower back and joint stiffness? How often should I stand and stretch?>

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Often

There is a genetic condition that causes lower back and large and small joint stiffness, called ankylosing spondylitis.
If this is the cause of your stiffness you should see a rheumatologist who will prescribe x-ray studies and an anti inflammatory to start the treatment. Other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint and back stiffness. You should definitely see a rheumatologist.

In brief: Often

There is a genetic condition that causes lower back and large and small joint stiffness, called ankylosing spondylitis.
If this is the cause of your stiffness you should see a rheumatologist who will prescribe x-ray studies and an anti inflammatory to start the treatment. Other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint and back stiffness. You should definitely see a rheumatologist.
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