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A 18-year-old male asked:

i have went to the hospital months ago cause they thought i had meningitis so they put a needed in my spine and every since i been having back aches?

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Dr. Andrew Doe
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
Injury: You can get an injury to the lining around the spine (the dura). If there is a tear here, you can get leaking of the fluid (csf). Usually, this presents with headaches. This can be stopped by a simple "blood patch" where they take a little of your blood, and inject it over the area where you had your spinal tap. See your doctor and discuss.

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Last updated Dec 21, 2014

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