Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of diskitis?

Updated: May 13, 2020
  • Author: Alvin Marcovici, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey A Goldstein, MD  more...
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Many authors believe that 2 weeks of bed rest with initial treatment helps prevent the development of a kyphotic deformity. Use of an orthotic brace to help stabilize the spine while spontaneous fusion takes place is recommended for 3-6 months. Ambulation is recommended only if the patient has neither pain nor radiographic signs of instability.


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