Lower Back Pain Likely Drives Chronic Pain in Early Stages of Scleroderma

Lower Back Pain Likely Drives Chronic Pain in Early Stages of Scleroderma

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Lower Back Pain Likely Drives Chronic Pain in Early Stages of Scleroderma

Although not a distinctive symptom of scleroderma, lower back pain is a major contributor to the chronic pain felt by people in the earliest disease stages, a study based on a patient viewpoints reported. Physicians should pay more attention to lower back pain and other non-specific symptoms of scleroderma, to counteract pain persistence, and improve care and quality of life for these patients, its researchers advised. The study, “Pain chronification and the important role of…

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