I have osteoarthritis in lower lumbar spine and neck and spinal stenosis, I have had extreme stiffness in my body, I have had this about 2 years.I can't twist my torso to wipe my b.. sorry to be explicit. Due to this I have had pain in my right rib area for over 6 weeks, as I can't really rest it. My doctor is referring me to rheumatology, but 18 week possible wait. In pain daily. I had a 3 month pain in my pelvic crest last year too and often get pain there. I think I have PMR, but my esr and crp were normal. I am thinking of paying privately now, does anyone have any ideas. I am desperate now.