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How long does back pain associated with syphilis last?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Doubt syphilis

Syphilis doesn't cause back pain, or very rarely.
When it does, there would be obvious imaging abnormalities (i.e. xray, CT, or MRI). These two problems probably are unrelated to one another.

In brief: Doubt syphilis

Syphilis doesn't cause back pain, or very rarely.
When it does, there would be obvious imaging abnormalities (i.e. xray, CT, or MRI). These two problems probably are unrelated to one another.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: See below

Syphilitic disease of the spine, similar to bone and joint syphilis elsewhere in the body, may be encountered following either the congenital or acquired forms of infection.
It may manifest itself, first, as an arthralgia or backache; second, as a necrosis of the vertebrœ, and, third, as a; charcot spine accompanied by cerebro-spinal degeneration. It may be a life long issue.

In brief: See below

Syphilitic disease of the spine, similar to bone and joint syphilis elsewhere in the body, may be encountered following either the congenital or acquired forms of infection.
It may manifest itself, first, as an arthralgia or backache; second, as a necrosis of the vertebrœ, and, third, as a; charcot spine accompanied by cerebro-spinal degeneration. It may be a life long issue.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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