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.