Disk disease, including infection

Disk disease, including infection treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore

Disk disease, including infection, Discitis, is caused by a condition of the discs between the vertebrae of the spine. The cause of this is usually a bacterial infection, but it may also be a viral infection.

If bacteria or viruses are present in the discs, the body's immune cells or antibiotics have great difficulty reaching the infection since the blood supplies them there. Therefore, discitis is so tough to treat if it occurs because disc infections are challenging to treat.


Usually, the primary symptom is severe back pain that is almost unbearable. Since back pain is joint and can have various causes, discitis is often misdiagnosed, which means it is too late to treat correctly, and the pain remains. As with some other back disorders (like sciatica), the pain usually radiates locally to the area of infection instead of radiating down the leg.


The first step is to obtain a thorough history that reveals fever and chill, indicative of a body-wide infection. It is best and most certain to have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the infection’s region. Blood tests do not provide much information about the diagnosis, but they can show infection markers, which are not often seen with other causes of back pain. Infection may "grow" from a culture aspiration after imaging detects it. A disc infection usually does not cause a fever.


It is possible to have two types of disc infections,

  1. Surgical, diagnostic, or therapeutic interventions at the infection site result in one kind of infection. A back surgery or a needle inserted for diagnostic or treatment purposes can introduce pathogens.

  2. There is also a form of disc infection known as "spontaneous discitis," a condition caused by a bacterial or viral virus that enters the body through the bloodstream from the urinary tract (kidney), the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), the intestine, gums (dental work), pelvic infections, etc. Before the onset of severe back pain, a generalised blood-borne attack usually causes severe fever and chills.

Risk Factors

Disc disease, including infection, occurs in both young and old. Older people are more likely to develop this rare disorder (1 out of 100,000). It is predisposed to people with diabetes, immune deficiencies, and vascular diseases. The use of intravenous drugs and alcoholism are also risk factors.


Disk disease treatment in Hebbal, Bangalore usually resolve without complications. An infusion centre gives intravenous antibiotic therapy every day over a long period. This intravenous antibiotic therapy is typically administered for six to eight weeks. Analgesics treat pain, and patients are encouraged to move as little as possible. Wearing a brace may help enforce this.

Exercises on non-affected body parts, such as the arms, are recommended to prevent generalised weakness. Eating a well-balanced diet and drinking under the control limit is essential if situational depression is present due to the lengthy treatment course, substantial pain, and immobility.

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