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How Long Is Your Back Sore After Having Spinal Tap
Disc issues and soreness after spinal tap, I thought firm bed was best but too painful, what is best type of bed support for sensitive backs?
Pain in an area: Of your back after a spinal tap may take a few days to resolve. Avoidance of direct pressure to the site is generally advised. This can be accomplished with use of pillows especially those long skinny round ones to prop you up on your side in a comfortable position. If the problem persists after a few days I would contact your doctor and have them have a look at things. ...Read more
Two months after spinal tap and that particular area of the spine is still very sore. There is no redness/noticeable swelling. Should I be concerned?
Tell your doctor: They'll give you something for that.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 1/2 years ago I got really bad headaches and all the symptoms of meningitis. So did my 21 year old daughter no tap. Beginning of this year started with small headaches. Now I have had severe headaches stiff sore neck no fever. Had spinal tap not meningiti
Consider location: To be considered as you and your daughter had headaches Is if extended family members and/or remote in years family members have had similar headaches as migraines can be familial and come and go depending on triggers. When you and your daughter had problem initially had you traveled or been in wooded areas? An infectious consideration is Lyme disease if in these areas. Both see a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Days: Varies, but often can take a few days to completely go away. If the headaches are increasing or accompanied by other symptoms (stiffness, fever, neck pain, etc) you should see the physician that did the spinal sampling. It takes a bit of time to restore the volume of fluid drawn during that time headache (alone) are not uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Up to several days: It can persist several days. Watch out for progressive pain, fever, weakness in your legs or incontinence as these may be signs of post-procedure bleeding or infection. Back pain is fairly common after a lumbar puncture 10-25 % and should resolve over the subsequent 3-7 days. If not you should be evaluated by a medical provider. ...Read more
Spinal tap: If no headaches, the next day.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a spinal tap done 10 months ago to test for MS... is it normal to start having back pain in that area again after so long?
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
I had spinal tap 3 months ago and still have bad lower back pain mostly when bending over or sitting too long. Is this normal? Will it go away? Thanks!
No: Start with a visit to primary.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Same thing, different names.Get a more detailed answer ›
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