I too have been told I have arthritis in my lower back. I have a tear in the L4/L5 region. Bulging discs, spinal stenosis and bursitis in my hips as well. My upper back and shoulders are affected as well. I often have pain, stiffness, swelling and spasms that never end.
The arthritis is pretty severe as it really does affect my quality of living. I also have fibro, asthma, and carpal tunnel. My arthritis is also in my hips and shoulders since I have had surgery especially on my shoulder. That really bothers me. Well that's my story and I can safely say that most of my arthritis is pretty much my entire back, especially the lower. There are many of us out here that suffer with the same or similar to the same thing.
Thanks for being here.