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7 weeks of mid back pain. As the day progresses, the pain is almost gone but when I first wake up in the morning the stiffness is terrible. Ideas?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Morning back pain
This pattern somes very much like either degenerative arthritis (the normal wear-and-tear arthritis that we all get or a more unusual condition called ankylosing spondylitis.
Also worth checking the firmness of your mattress. For help in sorting it out, see a doctor and consider an x-ray.

In brief: Morning back pain
This pattern somes very much like either degenerative arthritis (the normal wear-and-tear arthritis that we all get or a more unusual condition called ankylosing spondylitis.
Also worth checking the firmness of your mattress. For help in sorting it out, see a doctor and consider an x-ray.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Check it out
Morning stiffness that may last for hours, is sign for arthritis, be sure to check it out, it could be osteoarthritis or could be rheumatoid arthritis.

In brief: Check it out
Morning stiffness that may last for hours, is sign for arthritis, be sure to check it out, it could be osteoarthritis or could be rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Muscoligamentous/
Sound like you have a musculoligamentou sprain/strain.
Would recommend stretching exercises and an otc NSAID , such as aleve (naproxen). If your symptoms persist then you should see your family physician.

In brief: Muscoligamentous/
Sound like you have a musculoligamentou sprain/strain.
Would recommend stretching exercises and an otc NSAID , such as aleve (naproxen). If your symptoms persist then you should see your family physician.
Dr. Will Moorehead
Dr. Will Moorehead
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