In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

July 30, 2015 1:00 PM

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THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with back pain that doesn't improve with treatment could have a rare type of spine infection, new guidelines suggest.

The infection -- called vertebral osteomyelitis -- could lead to paralysis or death if it's not diagnosed and treated correctly.

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