Chest And Back Pain Lupus. More than 90 percent of people with lupus will experience joint and or muscle pain at some time during the course of their illness. This is a serious condition that affects anywhere from one to 10 percent of lupus patients.
Pleural effusion which occurs when the fluid between the lungs and the chest wall leaks out can cause a lot of pain. It can immobilize you and have you stuck on the couch or the floor. It is not uncommon for people with lupus to experience muscle aches and pain myalgias or have inflammation of certain muscle groups myositis which causes weakness and loss of strength.
It s not certain that lower back pain is a direct or indirect cause of lupus.
A common cause of pain in the anterior chest is costochondritis or inflammation at the insertions enthesis of the ribs to the breastbone. Chest and back pain can also occur as a symptom of lung cancer. As mentioned in 14 pleuritic chest pain or pain when you take a breath is a common symptom among people with lupus. The cause is usually an infection by bacteria viruses or fungi.