hi everyone, I have recently been diagnosed with arthiritis of the spine and was hoping that some of you may be able to advice me on ways to cope with this condition from a first hand experience. I have other health problems and cannot use ibuprofen because of them. at the moment I am taking tramadol for the (pretty much constant) pain. I am finding that I have to limit myself to how much I do in the house each day where as before I could clean the whole house in one day bearing in mind that I also worked full-time. unfortunately I finished work last year because of my health and since then have found that my back pain has got worse and worse. any suggestions of the best way to deal with this condition will be gratefully received.