Hi and thanks for the query,
It might be most useful knowing how well you do follow the treatment for lupus, the response you experience with drugs you are using. This is of utmost importance for appropriate lupus management on its won could improve symptoms. The back might in some situations be unrelated to the lupus. Getting an X ray and back Ct scan
done could potentially be very helpful.
Blood electrolyte levels and micronutrient
screen, considering the lupus and age could be potentially useful. Blood Calcium, Magnesium
and Vitamin D and B12 levels are recommended tests to be done. An appropriate diet (rich in fruits and vegetables, rest, physiotherapy
) coupled with a complete medical consultation could be very useful. I suggest you consult your rheumatologist
or internist. Thanks and kind regards as I wish you good health.
Bain LE, MD.