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Can A Spinal Tap Paralyze You
I had a spinal tap done in august. And where they did it still hurts. Is this normal or did something go wrong?
Pretty fast: The initial results of a spinal tap usually take less than 30 min to run in most hospitals. You should have the results of the cell count and the chemistry(glucose and protein)very fast.A gram stain to look for bacteria is also done very quickly. What may take longer is the definition of the type of organism(1-5d). Special tests for multiple sclerosis or prion disease may take longer(a few days). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A DIAGNOSTIC TEST: Spinal tap is a diagnostic test they make the patient lay on their side in fetus position knee bends and head down pushing the back out sometime they use sedation they clean the area of the lower back with anti septic solution they the injected the skin with numbing medicine, they place long needle in the spine to sample fluid to analyse it it is uncomfortable but not painfull. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I meant BUT he said something about an empty space? Not too sure. He said if nerves dont get worse not to worry. If get worse a spinal tap I gotta do.
Rephrase please: I have a feeling you believe that this FOLLOW UP remark/question is automatically going back to the person who originally answered the question.You've posted this to a general type of board. So, you'll need to start again & explain the situation OR locate the specific doctor you were having a conversation with & DIRECT this question to them through INBOX consultation so they can answer it. ...Read more
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