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What might cause chronic back stiffness and pain after a long flight?
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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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