Back stiffness

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of chronic (long-term) arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including bones, muscles and ligaments.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Back stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Unusually tired
  • Swelling in many joints

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Ankylosing spondylitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Back pain

Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Back stiffness

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Back pain.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.