Does having autoimmune arthitis -(sarcoidosis, hashimotos,sjrogens, amongst others cant remember right now,)
affect healing of a spinal fusion in thoracic degenerative disc disease.
I dont know if my pain is from original herniated disk, failed surgery, or autoimmune disorders?
I am not sure either- I can only tell you that I have had 2 failed surgeries. The 2nd surgery has not even healed, and it has been 6 years! I also have a bad immune system- I have very severe asthma- I am allergic to 91 of 92 things I was tested for- I react violently when I get a cold/flu/pneumonia- it takes me a couple months to respond to medical treatment. I also have severe hypothyroid- am on a complete replacement.
My doc have said 'yes', that my immune system causes problems.
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