With the diagnosis of restrictive lung disease and peripheral neuropathy from SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus), your pain generation could be from many sources. Many patients with SLE also suffer from depression. You should ask your rheumatologist or primary care physician if you might be a candidate for an SSRI.
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.