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If i went to the dr for a stiff neck i've had on and off for 3 years do you think she would do a spinal tap? would you do a spinal tap?

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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
Stiff neck: There can be many more benign reasons for stiffness in the neck than so-called "nuchal signs" that would warrant a spinal tap. You should go to the doctor to have the appropriate history review examination to determine if lumbar puncture is appropriate.

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Last updated Jul 2, 2013

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