A 30-year-old female asked:
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Had my 10th Lumbar Puncture on May 31st. Blood patch a week later. Now I have severe neck pain and stiffness. Should I be worried? What can I do?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Call your doctor now: If this pain is severe, and you cannot reach your doctor through the answering service, go to the ER now, please. Severe pain is always serious.
Answered on Jun 12, 2017
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
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Thanks for the thanks! It is very nice of you to do so. Spread the word about the good work we are doing, OK? The more the merrier! Hope you feel better soon!
Jun 12, 2017

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As above: U. Needn't i ask u treating physician.
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