So sorry to hear about this development. Ugh!
It makes me curious, though, how many CD people have issues with disks. I had a disk blow out and had a cervical fusion in April '06. One other disk is bulging as well but my surgeon wanted to be conservative. Now this year I am dx'd with CD. Hmmmmm. Part of my current symptoms are lots of arthritic pain in my joints, though not much in my back. Oh, another thing, I worked at Hardee's for 5 years. Maybe there is a fast food connection!!!!
Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Allergic to Entocort and Prednisone / Not sure what's next
Currently on Protonix, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)