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Back stiffness or tightness

Also known as Stiff Back

Back stiffness or tightness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of back stiffness or tightness are sprain or strain, chronic back pain, and lumbago. Other possible causes, such as osteoarthritis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with back stiffness or tightness often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), cardiac enzymes measurement, liver function tests and arthroplasty knee .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with back stiffness or tightness include cyclobenzaprine, methyl salicylate-menthol topical, diclofenac topical product, chondroitin, aluminum hydroxide / magnesium hydroxide / simethicone, hydrocodone / ibuprofen, cortisone, magnesium citrate, phentermine, etodolac, modicon, atropine / hyoscyamine / phenobarbital / scopolamine and orphenadrine (flexon) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for back stiffness or tightness include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, race/ethnicity = other, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get back stiffness or tightness.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
1.5x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.4x
Hispanic
1.5x
White
0.9x
Other
0.0x
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