Hi. I am problems with Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, and a Herniated disc in the lumbar part of my spine. I have SLE and Osteoarthritis. The doctor tells me that the Osteoarthritis is causing the spinal problems. I have been seeing a Neurosurgion for this problem and he tells me that I am not a candidate for surgery. I am having a lot of problems with pain with this big time. The doctors all say that I am not qualified for SSD either and I don't see why. What I am wondering is if this is a common occurance with SLE? Can anyone tell me about this and why they would say that I am not entitled to get any type of Disability? I sure cant work with this at all. Well Hugs, Kathleen