I am one week away from cervical fusion (C1-C2) to correct instability caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis. I also have Lupus I am curious to know if anyone with an autoimmune disease like RA or Lupus had problems with cervical fusion surgery. I went off some of my meds last week and promptly developed joint and muscle pain and inflammation. Wondering if this is a harbinger of things to come.
48 yr old, Lupus and R.A. since 2001
C1-C2 fusion 7/15/13