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Lupus and back pain

afraidknotaafraidknot Posts: 2
edited 10/20/2014 - 4:51 AM in Chronic Pain
Hi all. New here trying to find some answers. I have been trying to find out if autoimmune disorders such as lupus, sjogren's syndrome, etc have any link at all to the trouble I have with my back. I put off seeing my rheumatologist for about 3 yrs (huge mistake) due to medical issues with my son. Finally the pain in my hands & back were off the chart & I saw the rheumatologist who did some xrays and found several issues with my back, these include anterior wedging at T12 & L1, facet arthrosis @ L3-4 & L5-S1, multilevel degenerative disk & facet disease along with dextroscolisis in my lower back and compression fracture @ L4. Needless to say I am in a lot of pain. The rheumatologist is treating the autoimmune w plaquenil and said i should see my pcp for any pain mgmt. The pcp has referred me to a neurosurgeon and a pain mgmt dr but neither can see me until December...glad i'm not dying :/
Thanks for any input y'all can share
have an awesome day :)


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