Discitis / Spondylodiscitis

Symptoms

Pain, night sweat, symptoms similar to those seen in herniated disk, occasionally with pyrexia and changes in blood count.

Cause

Discitis und spondylodiscitis can be caused by general infection, postoperative infection following spine interventions, et al.

Treatments

Surgical concepts
Exploration surgery.

Conservative concepts
Immobilization, optimized medical treatment (antibiotics), improvement of immune defense with alternative treatments, et al.