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Back muscle stiffness?
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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Back muscle stiffness can be from a few different conditions.
The most common is tight muscles that are reconditioned. A daily stretching exercise program may be helpful.

In brief: Yes
Back muscle stiffness can be from a few different conditions.
The most common is tight muscles that are reconditioned. A daily stretching exercise program may be helpful.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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