Spinal Infection Overview:
A spinal infection may occur in a number of circumstances. For instance, a spinal infection may be caused when an illness or infection somewhere in the body is spread to and into a spinal disc. The spinal infection may then stay in the disc, even after the illness has passed, and spread to the vertebral bones, causing pain and potential deformity. Other causes of spinal infection can be post-operative (especially if the surgery time was long or if there have been a number of operations in the area).