What do you mean? My back pain is INFLAMMATORY?

What do you mean? My back pain is INFLAMMATORY?

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By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist

Lots of folks have back pain. Most back pain is blamed on lifting something heavy or some sporting injury or degeneration due to the passage of time.

But, there is an often forgotten cause. Inflammation of the spine.

It's important to be able to differentiate back pain which is Inflammatory, as it may mean the underlying diagnosis is Spondyloarthritis or Ankylosing Spondylitis.

This video explains the main features associated with Inflammatory Back Pain.

Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health. You should follow him on twitter here.
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