A 33-year-old female asked:
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can invasive spine surgery with lots of neck and arm pain and stress on body bring on symptoms of ms or lupus? can is allow a disease to manifest?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: They r separate ; unrelated problems.
Answered on Nov 30, 2013
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
VERY DIFFERENT: Both ms and lupus are immune mediated inflammatory disorders, and your neck issues most likely due to degenerative or traumatic etiologies. None of these are related to each other, and in fact, your symptoms may indeed be due to post-operative complications such as scarring. An expert neurologist can readily sort out and categorize your issues, and may be worthwhile to have a consultation.
Answered on Aug 3, 2018

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