Abscess - epidural; Spinal abscess
The goal of treatment is to cure the infection and reduce the risk of permanent damage. Treatment usually includes antibiotics and surgery. In rare cases, antibiotics alone are used.
Antibiotics are usually given through a vein (IV) for at least 4 - 6 weeks. However, some people may need to take them for a longer time, depending on the type of bacteria and severity of the disease.
Surgery is usually needed to drain or remove the abscess....Read more
“Doc, I just want one of those epidurals to get rid of the pain.” Really, you want a large needle stuck into your spine? Do you know... Read more »
What if a deer suddenly jumped in front of your car? Unless you want a deer in your front seat, your brain better quickly send a signal to... Read more »
I saw my orthopedic surgeon yesterday and he is going to inject both my hips with a steroid shot this afternoon. He is going to call me... Read more »
A rare fungal form of meningitis has sickened 121 people in 10 states, killing 12. Sadly, officials say that count is certain to rise. Thus... Read more »
Yes, you can remain active and avoid surgery if you have knee and hip arthritis. But there are certain adaptations that you need to do in... Read more »
Most people who experience “sciatica” are really experiencing the shooting, searing sensation of neurogenic pain (pain coming from a nerve) as... Read more »
A snapping hip can cause deep groin pain, burning in the groin, or a popping/snapping sensation that can be quite painful. It often doesn't respond... Read more »
If you need a steroid injection into the hip for pain from osteoarthritis, there's only a 50-50 chance the agent will actually reach its intended... Read more »
Did you know that hip bursitis can mimic back pain? Even though doctors know this, 20 percent of the LBP cases caused by hip bursitis aren't properly... Read more »