Infections of the Spine Treatment
A Cause of Pain, Fevers and Changes in Neurological Function
Osteomyelitis, discitis, epidural abscess and meningitis all represent infections of the spine. Each refers to an infection of a different portion of the spine.
refers to an infection of the vertebral body itself.
indicates an infection in the disc space.
• Epidural abscess
is an infection or abscess which is present surrounding the dura (covering of the nerves or spinal cord).
refers to an infection of the spinal fluid which surrounds the spinal cord, nerve roots and brain.