J Korean Pain Soc.  1999 May;12(1):162-162.

Discitis after Intradiscal Radiofrequency Themocoagulation in Patient with Chronic Discogenic Low Back Pain

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Fatima Hospital, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

We have observed discitis developed after Intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation in a patient with chronic discogenic low back pain. Recently, it is becoming more common that pain-managers perform disc-manipulation or, a nerve block after penetrating a disc, so postprocedural infection of disc can be a problem. To prevent discitis, very carefull attention must be given to ensure aseptic conditions during this procedure. However, if it occurs, it needs to be treated properly. In this case, a good result was obtained by treatment with absolute bed rest, pain management, and antibiotics.

Keyword

Back pain, discitis, intradiscal radiofrequency thermocoagulation
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