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Does A Spinal Tap Hurt Either During Or After The Needle
Spinal tap: While some people notice a brief pinch and some discomfort, most people don't find a spinal tap to be painful. ...Read more
Got to have a spinal tap to check levels of pressure but have a huge needle phobia and panic when around them. Is it possible to be sedated or under general anaesthetic during the procedure?
Tough one..: although it would be possible in theory, to conduct general anesthesia or sedation safely one often needs an intravenous line, i.e. more needle sticks.. Spending time with your doctor and discussing possible use of oral anti-anxiety medicine might be helpful.. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a fluoro-guided spinal tap that ended up being dry. Needle was put in 2 spots, but no fluid. Does this happen often, even w/ fluoroscopy guidance?
Recently had a spinal tap and was told I had a grisly spine and needle kept hitting nerves and bone, since been having electric shock n extreme pain?
Spinal: U should notify the person who performed the procedure ASAP as there are treatments to help prevent further problem. This can be a serious issue ...Read more
Spinal tap: This is painless. She will be given instructions post procedure that she should follow - like keep drinking fluids, no straining etc... ...Read more
Had a spinal tap last night after three attempts it finally went in through my herniated discs how long is it supposed to hurt? Days weeks longer?
Spine evaluation: A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well. The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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