Multimodal management for low-back pain associated with spondylodiscitis
Spondylodiscitis is a rare and severe condition which can lead to progressive spinal deformities and poor functional outcomes . Clinical management of low-back pain associated with spondylodiscitis has not been reported, as low back pain often persists even after appropriate treatment of spondylodiscitis . A70-year-old woman with a 4-month history of nonspecific low-back pain and spondylodiscitis presented to the chiropractic clinic for conservative management. The symptoms started with abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, intermittent bilateral gluteal pain, and lower-extremity soreness. Gastritis and urinary tract infection were initially diagnosed. Thoracic radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) were indicative of spondylodiscitis at the T10/11 level, and her low-back pain was treated successfully with systemic antibiotics, scraping therapy, and spinal manipulative therapy. As there are limited data to suggest treatment modalities and extend care of spondylodiscitis , we report a case of successful management of low-back pain associated with spondylodiscitis, with multimodal therapy in a faster recovery time.