Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008 , Vol 54 , Num 1
Spine Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ömer Faruk Şendur 1 ,Yasemin Turan 1
1 Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Aydın, Türkiye

Rheumatoid arthritis affecting the cervical spine has been well described. In contrast with the neck, thoracic and lumbar spine involvement has not been widely investigated. In this paper, pathophysiology, clinical findings and radiological imaging methods of spine involvement in rheumatoid arthritis was reviewed with the current reports. 

Keywords : Rheumatoid arthritis, cervical, thoracic, lumbar, spine