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    dozzi posted:
    Past week I have been having really bad pain in my lower back, is that from lupus or did i maybe just strained my back in some way
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    deewalt2911 responded:
    I have been having increased pain in my back and I told my physical therapy today so we worked on that a little by doing some exercises then she laid me out flat on my back with heating pads underneath. I have been feeling much better since I got home. I think it is from the lupus because lupus is a rheumatic disease that affects the connective tissue. I am sure it also possible that you could have strained it by lifting the wrong way or something like that. I would make a sick appointment with my primary care doctor and discuss this issue. My philosophy is that if it is a concern to me and its making me uncomfortable then I have the right to seek medical advice. Thats why we have doctors. So get it checked out. In the mean time try heating pads it can not hurt.
     
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    dozzi replied to deewalt2911's response:
    Thank You I am going to give it a little more time with the pain in my back, jsut to make sure it could be straining from lifting. I do have a heating pad I'll try that too
     
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    K2isKsquared responded:
    It is uncommon for lupus arthritis to occur in the spine, so it's possible this one isn't from lupus.

    I hope you feel better soon,

    K2
     
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    dozzi replied to K2isKsquared's response:
    Thank you I had a bone density test, it showed i have thinning of the hip bone which can cause back pain


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