From top to bottom, Crohn's disease and IBD can affect you anywhere. Complications can happen with any form of autoimmune disease through symptoms, sickness, or added complaints. Crohn's patients, and all IBD sufferers, can experience extra-intestinal symptoms, and sometimes other problems manifest. With any diagnosis, there are several ways it could affect your body, and these extra-intestinal ailments are a few of the symptoms IBD patients can face after diagnosis. Extra-intestinal ailments involving the joints and nerves can include joint pain, inflammation, arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis,
Third in a series about Crohn's disease and extra-intestinal problems and IBD-related symptoms. Read part one here and part two here. Crohn's disease can lead to many other extra-intestinal complaints and ailments. As such, the third installment of this series will focus on additional problems or conditions that can happen in your joints and nerves. With a diagnosis of Crohn’s or colitis, the bowels often aren’t the only part of the body to have inflammation; the entire body is often involved in the suffering.