Posted 7/23/2012 6:05 AM (GMT -7)
Violette Rose, there is no medication to take for back pain that is safe for Crohn's, unless you want to try narcotic pain relievers. It is a much better plan to go see a rheumatologist, figure out what's going on in your back, and develop some strategies for dealing with it, such as exercise and stretching.
I have had chronic SI pain for almost 30 years and it definitely waxes and wanes with my bowel issues. This is an integrated problem - if you can get your Crohn's under better control, your back will probably feel better....if you can build excellent core strength, your back will feel better....but if you have ankylosing spondylitis, you probably need to change your meds....this is something you need to discuss with a rheumatologist.