Sorry to hear about your back pain and all the other symptons you have and are going through. Pain in any degree especially joint pain is horrible and un-bearable...extremely unbearable. I don't nor have I ever experienced back pain from what I remember but I do have chest pains which my Rheumy stated was due to a flare around my lungs...very painful when breathing in or trying to lay flat when I go to bed.
Happy to hear you were able to get squeezed in...please keep us all posted
Sending you love and hugs!