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Sunday, July 5, 2015
I have RA in most of my joints. Every where except my back. My doctor did a CT Scan of my lower back and it showed that I have a buldge disc. I have no pain in my back at all. But the past few months my lower back has been stiff. Can a buldge disc cause stiffness with no pain? If not what else could it be?
Yes, a bulging disk can cause stiffness without pain.
Tammy S Wadsworth, PT MS OCS
Sports Medicine Team Member
Clinical Instructor at The School of Allied Medical Professions
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University