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What's Causing Your Stiff Back & How to Get Relief
Stiff back can be caused by muscular causes such as muscle strain, muscle spasms, and poor posture. Arthritis of the lumbar spine and spinal cord pressure that compresses the sciatic nerve - the nerve that runs from the lower back to the legs - can also cause back pain and stiffness. Read below on more details and treatment options you can try at home and prescribed from the doctor’s office. We also review the scenarios under which a stiff back is a medical emergency.

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What Causes a Hard Back Mass? Your Symptoms Explained
If you found a hard back mass, it is most likely noncancerous. The most common causes for a hard lump on the back arise from skin conditions, like skin abscess, wart, or cysts on the back. Knots in the back can also appear as a hard back mass. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.

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What Causes a Back Itch & How to Find Relief

Reasons for why your back is so itchy can include an allergic reaction from certain hygienic products, chemicals, or plants. Another itchy back cause is shingles, also known as herpes zoster. Read below for more information on causes and how to relieve your back itch.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Symptoms, Causes, & Long-Term Management

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis of the lower back caused by inflammation. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the back and hips and sometimes the neck and shoulders that will be worse during sleep and rest.

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What Causes Back Bumps & When to Seek Care

Different skin conditions can cause one or multiple back bumps. The most common causes of a bump on the back include skin abscess, cysts, warts, or a back pimple. Other causes for lump on the back can arise from lipoma or non cancerous cell growth. Read below for more information on causes and how to treat back bumps.

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What Causes a Painful Back Lump & How to Address Your Symptoms

Most commonly a painful lump on the back occurs when there is an underlying skin condition like a cysts, skin abscess, boil, or a pimple on the back. More serious causes of painful back bumps include lipoma and dermatofibroma. Read on for more information on causes and treatment options.

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