Vertebral osteomyelitis is a bone infection usually caused by bacteria. In the spine, it is often found in the vertebrae, although the infection can spread into the epidural and intervertebral disc spaces.
Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F)
Gradual lower limb weakness
or Numbness or tingling in legs, feet, or buttocks
or Numbness or tingling in shoulders arms or hands
Restricted movement of back
A burning feeling in spine
or Skin rash and redness
Intravenous drug abuse
or Falling sick easily
or Use of steroids
or Spinal surgery
If you have Osteomyelitis, then a visit to an orthopedic surgeon is highly recommended.