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is it normal to have a post spinal tap headache for two weeks?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Spinal tap: Post spinal tap headache is not uncommon. The headache usually gets better with time. By 10-15 days it should be gone. An epidural blood patch is usually used to treat this within about 3-4 days of the headaches and its about 99% effective.
Answered on Oct 16, 2012

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