I was refered to a reumatologist who found nothing to help my pain (10mg prednisone qd, NSAIDs like celebrex, vioxx, lodine
, IBU, etc.) and
all those meds did, except for the prednisone, was to upset my stomach and increase my abdomional pain. i had MRIs on both knees and lower back, where my knees cam back fine, but my lower back did show degredation of the L4-L5 disc (or L5-S1, but the doctor wasn't very complete so im not really sure exactly).