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Sparrow1960
Sparrow1960 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:07 in Living with arthritis

I have just been diagnosed with arthritis in my lower back. No great surprise as I have had stiffness for many years. Any advice gratefully received.

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  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 1,003
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    Hello @Sparrow1960 and welcome to the online community,

    After experiencing stiffness in your back for many years, you have just been diagnosed with arthritis and you’re looking for advice. Well you’ve come to the right place! All our members have experience of living with arthritis and I’m sure will share their advice and suggestions. Have a look round the forum, and you’ll find other posts on how other members are living with their condition. If you type ‘lower back arthritis’ in the search bar ( top right) you’ll find other posts on the subject.

    You may already know this, that Exercise is one of the best ways to help with the pain of arthritis. You have to start very slowly and gently, and only do what feels comfortable, but just small stretches can make a difference. Here’s a link from the Versus Arthritis site for some gentle exercises that you might like to try:

    Best wishes, Anna ( Mod)

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