Arthritis of Crohns Disease

Question

I have very bad pain in my lower back on the right hand side into my buttock.  I also have bad pain in my back of my neck.  The orthopedic surgeon told me it is from sitting a lot that causes pain in my back .

Answer

If you have Crohn’s, then it is worth a trip to a rheumatologist to see if your back pain is related to the Crohn’s. Patients with Crohn’s can have inflammation in the spine.

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University