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I had an infection in my spine that caused the doctors to remove half of 2 vertebra and part of another. Osteomylitis is the name of bone infection. I have horrible pain from the damage the infection did to my spinal cord. Also the nerves that were cut during the operation from my neck to my tailbone. Is the anyone else that has had this or am I the only one???


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    is a very serious infectious problem. It needs to be treated promptly. Depending on the severity of the infection, different treatments are needed.

    I developed Osteomyelitis in my lower right hip after an ACDF surgery where they took a bone chip from my hip. Before I left the hospital, they put in a pict line through my arm so that I could have antibiotic injection three times a day at home. We did this for 6 weeks before the infection was gone.

    So, I would not be as concerned as to where it happened, but to make sure you are getting the proper treatments.

    But still the bottom line is with your doctor. What have they determined as the course of action? Each case and each individual is different. So, what worked for me, does not mean it will work for you or is even the correct treatment path. Contact your doctor for details on what should be done.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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