Firstly allow me to take this opportunity to welcome you to HealingWell, it's a wonderful site where you will find support, advice and a shoulder to cry on whenever you need it.
As for back problems, UC can cause Arthritis and other issues many do suffer from lower back pain as a result of UC but in my opinion any such problems need investigating thoroughly. On August 13th I had to have surgery to remove one of two prolapsed discs in my neck and I am still suffering with excruciating pain in my neck and arms.
For so long I believed the pain I was suffering from was thanks to Arthritis brought on by my UC and because of that I never pushed the issue with my medical team, consequently I am facing permanent damage because what was pretty much a straightforward operation appears to have been performed too late, so please ensure you get checked out thoroughly, it took an MRI scan to reveal the damage to my neck.
Dansky Co-moderator UC forum
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