March 24, 2011 at 11:57 am

Hi, John C:

Congrats! I was SCT #15, transplanted Sept. 16.

I am very interested in your comment about having had a discectomy. Me too. C3-4 and 4-5. One or two on this forum are interested in documenting relationships between CIDP and past medical history, geography, immmunizations, etc., in the hopes of finding some common threads.

I myself have noticed that a lot of us have had back problems. I wonder if the on-going inflammation from back problems somehow plays a role in eventually overwhelming the immune system and specifically targeting the myelin sheath cells. I don’t say that it is a necessary cause, and less that it is predictive….but it sure could be a contributing factor. In any event, there is at least a strong correlation between inflamed spinal nerves and CIDP.