I finally had it and went to the doctor for this paralyzing back pain. My doc and rhuemy spoke to each other by phone to discuss ruling out lupus being the cause even though it all started with a flare. My doctor decides I'm experiencing muscle spasms. I was surprised! How could this have started when I don't think I did anything to trigger it? No x-rays, no ct scans, just meds that are not working and I feel so scared because there is no relief in sight. I can't do a single thing to take care of my family and I all I keep thinking is that I'm never gonna get better because howw could this kind of pain just go away on it's own? Has anybody else ever had to go through this? Apparently it can happen to anyone with a simple twist of the spine or the way we reach for something or just picking something up the wrong way. If i'm not doing better in one week more tests will be done. Any thoughts are much appreciated. My knees are still killing me so I know my lupus is still active, I'm not imagining things even though my doctor went as far as to say there is no evidence of a flare. Thank you all for being there!!! Sometimes I have no where else to turn to:sad: Love you all!