Diskitis

  • Alternative Names

    Disk inflammation


    Symptoms
    • Abdominal pain
    • Back pain
    • Difficulty getting up and standing
    • Increased curvature of the back
    • Irritability
    • Low-grade fever (less than 102 degrees Fahrenheit)
    • Recent flu-like symptoms
    • Refusal to sit up, stand, or walk (younger child)
    • Stiffness in back

    Signs and tests
    • Bone scan
    • CBC
    • ESR
    • MRI of the spine
    • X-ray of the spine