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In terrible pain. Any suggestions anyone?

I'm new to this site but have recently been diagnosed with spinal arthritis. I have five degenerated lower vertebrae, some that have no disc inbetween, I also have upper disc damage but its my lower back that's agony. I also have lupus and my pain was put down to that for a long time so I have had no treatment for this osteoporosis. Am waiting to go to see the rheumy but today, I can't stop crying the pain is so bad. Tried having a warm bath, took ibuprofen but nothing is helping. Any advice anyone please.


  • LizLiz Posts: 8,835
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    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
  • Anti inflammatories such as advil and aleve work well at managing arthritis pain, and for osteoporosis, those medications need to be prescribed by your doctor. Ice and sometimes over the counter heat rubs, and creams work to ease some of the pain. A heating pad might also help.
    I'm sorry that you are in pain but would recommend seeing your doctor for more information.
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  • You might want to ask to be referred to a pain specialist. A combination of injections and medications should help you deal with your back pain. good luck.
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