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Discitis In Children
Infection.: Discitis literally means "inflammation of the disc" which is usually due to an infection. Infections can lead to involvement of adjacent tissues, including the back bones, but also spread. It can lead to meningitis (a feared infection of the covering of the brain/spinal cord) and could escape into the general circulation. This can lead to other organ involvement/damage and very low blood pressure. ...Read more
Be seen: The definition of discitis is an infection of the disc not just inflammation. You need to be seen by your physician for this. You can also see an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner because that will help relieve pain and chinese herbs can augment what your regular physician suggests. ...Read more
Pain: Toddlers usually refuse to walk (or they have a limp). Older children, adolescents and adults have back pain and decreased range of motion. There may also be abdominal or pelvic pain. Muscle spasm is common. Bending forward (flexion of the spine) may make the pain worse. There is often loss of lumbar lordosis (curve). Fever and malaise are common. ...Read more
It depends.: Discitis is usually caused by infection (in which case, it's not familial). ...Read more
Usually a: Decompression with an irrigation and debridement or removal of the infected material followed by a fusion which can be done via several approaches depending on the location of infection and the condition of the patient and what otherg types of procedures the patient has had to date and their underlying health and condition. ...Read more
Discitis: Can be suggested on plain x-ray in the presence of disk height loss and irregularity/demineralization of the adjacent vertebral body endplates. Mri with contrast is a better study for evaluation and, if it is suggestive, needle aspiration for culture and cytology is commonly advised. ...Read more
I have back pain for last few years, I went abroad and they told me I have discitis, what would have happened if I didn't get this treated?
Nothing: You need to be seen.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Yes: If it is in the cervical (neck) region. ...Read more
Hi, I am a student of 22. I ave back pain for the last 6 7 months. And doctor examined that it is discitis. Is it curable?
Is not a condition. Back pain may be due to lumbar disk (unlikely in young people, at most 10% of back pain is disk disease; lower in younger).
And... disk vs. muscle strain has similar good prognosis of getting better in a week or two.
Phys therapy can be helpful in prevention
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more
If I had an MRI and CT of my back about a month ago, would they have picked up if I had discitis?
What is the likelihood of recurring discitis? I'm having increased numbness in my back, pelvis and feet.
Likely: Recurrence is common. Depending on how affective treatment is will determine your options. Also the time frame for recurrence will dictate what to do. It will also depends on cause (injury vs infection). ...Read more
How often does a discitis or other infection occur when you do a discogram or nucleoplasty in cervical intervertebral disc?
Very rarely: Very rarely.Get a more detailed answer ›
I presume: You are being treated with intravenous antibiotics to clear this infection and a close follow-up that this is adequately treated. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mom contracted a fatal infection called diskitis from gambro dialysis center and died, are their others?
Diskitis (sic): I wonder if your mother had a central venous catheter (C) placed and used as an access for her hemodialysis treatments. If so, she could have had a sepsis (S) that went to her spine, discitis, among other places in her body. The rate of S is 25% of patients with C and 25% of those patients will die, or about 6% on an annual basis. I am sorry for your loss and S is a complication of C. ...Read more
I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?
Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more