Can RA affect my lower back? I had a discectomy of L5 five months ago…

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Can RA affect my lower back? I had a discectomy of L5 five months ago but still have an achey back and some muscles spasms in lower back on the opposite side. I also have spinal stenosis.

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Rheumatoid arthritis causes arthritis in the neck - cervical spine. Lumbar spine involvement is rare. The problems that you describe seem to be more related to the evolution of your disc surgery not a new problem. Have you discussed with your surgeon? Dr. B


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