I went to see a Rheumy about my ankles swelling. Because I have Crohn's, she questioned me A LOT about lower back pain. I've had some lower back pain when in a flare but my ankles were still more my problem. But she kept probing me about LOWER BACK PAIN. She told me about Spondyloarthropathy, which is evidently a broad category of arthritic diseases that can be prominent in Crohn's patients. She took an xray of my sacroiliac joints (lower back/pelvic area). I haven't gotten the results back on that. You might want to research that a little or ask your doctor about it.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills, Chromium Picolinate
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date