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Lower back pain



I have read conflicting things on weather rheumatoid arthritis can affect the lower back. I have had RA for 4.5 years and recently developed lower back pain. I already have RA in my neck and pretty much every where else. Can RA effect the lower back?


Rheumatoid arthritis usually does not affect the low back. It does not affect the spine except in the neck.

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Johnny  Su, MD Johnny Su, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University