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side effects of a spinal tap

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal tap: The most common complaint after a spinal tap is a headache. These commonly resolve within a day or two. The pain from the needle rather last longer th ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal taps: Usually the symptoms and of headache and back pain resolve fairly quickly, usually within 24 to 48 hours. If the symptoms seem to be worsening bed res ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience Neurosurgery
You need to be seen: While it is possible to have side effects of a spinal tap last, the time since your examination is long enough to cause some concern. Call your doctor ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Many people with lumbar punctures have persistent pain around the puncture site for quite some time. The stinging pain may simply be lumbar spasms as ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Spinal tap: No recuperation is needed after an uncomplicated spinal tap. You may be referring to dural puncture headaches, made worse with standing and improved w ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Low back pain: You likely strained your back. The fact theat your leg feels "weird" is of some concern. Yes i would talk to your doctor.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Herniated disc: The symptoms that you describe are consistent with a herniated disc in the neck. I suspect the headaches originate from the neck and are unrelated to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Neurologist: I am presuming you are seeing a neurologist for this level of problem. If your MRI scans are totally normal that would make ms unlikely.... If your s ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Get: 2nd & even 3d opinion, esp at major med center. HRS, MD, FACC www.thepmc.org

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