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does spinal tap hurt?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Spinal tap: While some people notice a brief pinch and some discomfort, most people don't find a spinal tap to be painful.
Answered on Aug 11, 2017
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Not bad: Usually only takes 5-10 minutes to perform. Although it can be a little uncomfortable, it is usually well tolerated.
Answered on Aug 31, 2015

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