I'm scheduled to have an artificial disc replacement C6/C7 December 23. I'm concerned because I have Crohn's disease and wondering what the possible issues others may have had. My neurosurgeon has informed me I will have to go off my Crohn's medication so I can heal appropriately. We opted for the artificial disc replacement due to the fact I would be off my medication for less time then fusion. However once he gets into surgery the artificial disc replacement might not be possible and they may have to do a fusion. I want to do everything possible so I would heal appropriately but terrified I might go into a Crohn's flare. Cannot imagine going through both at the same time!
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