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can a spinal tap cause back pain

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is not common: But it is possible, check with your doctor how did the spinal tap.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
32 years experience Neurology
Spinal tap: No it is unusual, usually in causes pain at the place of niddle insertion which should not last for more than couple of days. In some cases some leak ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe not: If the pain began after the tap, and that it persists and worsens, it may be the sign of a problem such as infection. Contact the doctor who did the s ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Let the doctor know: There are many reasons for there to be pain after a lumbar puncture. Let the doctor know and have them take a look.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal Tap Symptoms: A spinal tap can cause low back pain from trauma to the muscle and other tissues the needle has to pass through to get to the spinal fluid. Discomfort ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: A herniated disc in the lumbar region will not cause pain in the neck.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Lumbar Puncture: This really depends on how many attempts were needed to do the tap. You may have some minor discomfort afterwards. - there really should not be major ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
NO: A lumbar disc herniation will not cause tingling in the neck. In the cervical spine there is the spinal cord and nerve roots that supply the upper e ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe.: If you have a lumbar-peritoneal shunt and your back starts to hurt for no reason, it could be the problem. Call your doc, or get seen to see soon. If ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes : A disc herniation can cause severe back pain especially early on in its presentation and when it is a central disc herniation. The good news is that ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lon Alexander
36 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually not: Sacral meningoceles are present from birth, and if they were the cause of pain they would have caused you trouble throughout your life. I doubt this ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
32 years experience Pain Management
Yes.: Yes. I am a chronic pain management specialist. I have had many patients who have ruptured lumbar discs who exhibit thoracic and neck pain on examina ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bojan Pavlovic
19 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Depending on the level where it was injected and how it was performed it could, the higher the spinal, the more likely it could contact the spinal cor ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes/No: It could be a seperate hip issue, but it could also be all from your back. In either case you are young for either issue. You need xrays or MRI of b ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Herniated disc: In my experience that would be a very unusual finding to see throat pressure and pain associated with a cervical disc herniation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Neck pain: Bone spurs and disc protrusions can cause 'pinched nerves'.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes to both : That pinch or narrowing of the spinal canal causes you to have pain. Pain when you move it is a signal that if you don't move it it will not hurt. Lac ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Frustrating: Depending upon severity...Anti-inflammatories ( nonsteroidals or cortisone, muscle relaxants, and physical therapy if not better epidural injections b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Only in low back: Lumbar disc does not cause any neck symptoms. In the low back it can depending on which nerve roots it pinches in the back.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
USUALLY a disc: A 'pinched nerve' can be due to a 'bulging disc' or a 'bone spur' or a combination of both.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Back pain: A number of over the counter medications can help with mild back pain, including ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen. Other prescriptions, nsaids, hel ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Often times both: I've answered questions for you on other occasions though I don't recall this category. A disc herniation at L4/L5 could cause both back pain as well ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Lipoma: Back problems do not cause shortness of breath nor should a lipoma of the spinal cord.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Intense pain: Having had a few of those myself i can say that the pain can be intense to say the least. The tissue around the disc tears and that alone can cause pa ... Read More
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