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.
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.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with back stiffness or tightness, 89% report having back pain, 49% report having neck stiffness or tightness, and 32% report having back cramps or spasms.
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 .
|Radiographic imaging procedure|
|Plain x-ray (X ray)|
|Physical therapy exercises (Exercises)|
|Magnetic resonance imaging (Mri)||$297|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Cardiac enzymes measurement (Cardiac enzymes test)|
|Liver function tests (Liver test)|
|Arthroplasty knee (Knee replacement)||$6567|
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) .
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.