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Is it normal to have back pain in the area 4 weeks after spinal tap

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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
How much pain?: If there is sensitivity but only mild that may not be unusual. The pain if severe is unusual in this area but might have bruised a nerve if severe . S ... Read More
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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.
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is normal to have some pain after a spinal tap. I would expect the pain to eventually resolve 100% - the time frame is different for each individu ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Spinal tap: This is somewhat normal. May last 6 months. As long as no fever , vomiting or headache associated , this shouldn’t be too concerning.
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not: Not necessarily-usually resolves unless spinal headache is present which can resolve 99% of time with rest and fluids.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Most to least common: Reasons usually are pelvic imbalance and core weakening, psoas muscle spasm, scar tissue formation around the cord and nerve roots causing pain syndro ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Should be ok: After two weeks, the area where the spinal tap was done should be healed. Also, you could always call the doctor that did the spinal tap to be sure. H ... Read More
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