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Is it possible to get arthritis in your back? If so, is there a way to tell that you have it?

I've gone to my doctor for chronic back pain that I've been having for years. It gets worse when I stand for a long time or when it rains or is cold outside. I think I may have arthritis, but I don't want to sound like a crazy person self-diagnosing myself. Does anyone know how they test for arthritis?

 
nicolemstacy

Asked by nicolemstacy at 9:46 AM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Health

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  • yes, there is such thing as spinal arthritis
    http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article66.html
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

  • Thank you for that link! That site was very informative and helpful!
    nicolemstacy

    Answer by nicolemstacy at 9:52 AM on Jan. 8, 2010

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