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Is Discitis Curable
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?
Discitis: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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