Hi, Toni! I'm sneaking over here to help out Chutz and saw your thread. I looked up discitis (diskitis) on the Internet and see that it usually happens to children and can be caused by a virus. (You must start acting your age! ) Anyway, I also saw a site where adults developed it and were successfully treated with antibiotics...what your doctor is doing. In like 62 patients, all but one was cured, so hopefully surgery won't be needed. Just rest and give the antibiotics a chance to help. Hope you feel better soon.