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Discitis is a cause of severe back pain that affects about 1 in 100,000 people.*
*Source: Medical University of South Carolina

Whiplash Treatment

Your WellStar neurologist will discuss treatment options, with the goal of reducing inflammation and pain. A common approach for adults is a long course (four weeks or more) of daily antibiotics. These may be given orally and/or intravenously at either a Wellstar outpatient facility or via Home Health.


Treatment may also include anti-inflammatory medications and a brace to support the spine and make it easier to move without pain. Rest may also be recommended. Activity modification ranging bedrest to more active therapy may be recommended depending on the pathology.


In rare cases, severe cases of discitis may require surgery in order to clean out the infection.