Spine Conditions


Discitis is a rare but serious condition in which there is inflammation of the intervertebral discs of the spine. This can lead to severe back pain, fever, and other symptoms. Discitis is most commonly seen in children under the age of 10, but it can occur in people of any age. Early diagnosis and treatment are important for a successful recovery.


The symptoms of discitis can vary depending on the severity of the inflammation. Common symptoms include:

  • Severe back pain that worsens with movement
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness in the back or neck
  • Limited mobility
  • Pain that radiates down the arms or legs



The exact cause of discitis is unknown, but it is believed to be related to an infection. In many cases, diskitis occurs following a minor trauma or injury to the spine. Bacteria can enter the intervertebral disc space and cause an infection, leading to inflammation.

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