Non-surgical treatment options
The type and duration of treatments may depend upon the severity and the cause of infection. Mild to
moderate conditions may require non-surgical treatments. It includes medical and interventional
management of spinal infections. For this, the doctor may use antibiotics and anti-fungal medications.
Oral or intravenous medications might be enough. The treatment may take 7-10 days of time to complete.
Certain rare cases may take 6-12 weeks of time.
Mostly, surgery is necessary for postoperative infections. So that bacteria and infected tissues can be
washed away. In certain cases, the infection may result in instability of the spine. Such situations may need
surgery to remove the weakness of the spine that causes instability. Surgery is also suggested to relieve
the pressure on the spinal cord caused due to the infection. There are simple and extensive surgeries
that are chosen according to the severity of the condition.
After surgery, you might have to take proper follow-up care. Antibiotics and medications might be required
for further care. But, you can return to normal life within a few weeks.