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Spine and Back Health

Lower back pain

06/05/2008

Question:

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?

Answer:

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

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Response by:

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