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How can I treat discitis?

How can I treat discitis?

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

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Discitis (Definition)

When a disc, anywhere along the vertebral column gets infected, the term discitis may be applied. This too is a general term not really focusing on the type of infection or causation, but have seen following surgery, and also with drug ...Read more


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How common is discitis?

Not rare: As an id physician, i see 3 or 4 per year on average. ...Read more

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Why is discitis serious?

Why is discitis serious?

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

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I want to know about discitis?

I want to know about discitis?

?: What do you want to know? It is an infection of the spine. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for discitis?

Infectious discitis: Treated in hospital with rest antibiotics paincontrol discitis is usually a diagnosis obtained in a hospital. ...Read more

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Does the pain from discitis get better?

Does the pain from discitis get better?

Yes.: But discitis can occur in spondylitis and is autoimmune. Discitis can also be infectious. The type is quite important in treating appropriately. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of discitis?

What are the most common symptoms of discitis?

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

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What is the definition or description of: discitis?

Inflamed disc: When a disc, anywhere along the vertebral column gets infected, the term discitis may be applied. This too is a general term not really focusing on the type of infection or causation, but have seen following surgery, and also with drug addicts who inject intravenously. ...Read more

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My sister says she has discitis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Discitis: Discitis is generally a very rare infection of the intervertebral disk(s). The incidence ranges from 1 in 100, 000 population to 1 in 250, 000 population. Also rare, it may also be due to certain inflammatory processes. Because of the rare occurrence of either disorder, the risk of its occurring in other family members is extremely low--less than 1 in 1000. ...Read more

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