Although infections of the spine are very rare, but if neglected or if there is a delay in diagnosis, they may become a significant source of pain and disability. Infections in the bone or in joints anywhere in human body can be crippling and life threatening.
While we are more focused on minimally invasive procedures at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Minimal Invasive Surgery, we also provide treatment to those afflicted by infections and diseases of the spine. Spinal infections commonly occur following an open back pain operation, but may spontaneously happen in patients with certain risk factors such as HIV and other STDs, poor nutrition, diabetes, cancer, and obesity.
• Bacterial or fungal infection carried into the spine through blood stream
• Drug addiction
• Compromised immune system
• Poor nutrition