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How Long Will My Back Hurt After Having A Spinal Tap Done
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?
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
I had a spinal tap done about two months + ago, and a blood patch 3 days later. I now have the worst back pain that is only getting worse every day?
Possibly: It depends. If the "spinal tap" was done to get spinal fluid to test it and the "tap" was traumatic or difficult with the needle hitting bone you may have pain for a number of weeks. The outer layer of bone is called periosteum and has many nerve endings and can take some time to heal. However, the pain should not be severe. If continues get a work-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not common: But it is possible, check with your doctor how did the spinal tap. ...Read more
My granddaughter had two attempts today for a spinal tap. Was unable to get fluid both times. Tonight is in a lot of back pain. Is this normal?
Can I have a back massage after a spinal tap? I had a spinal tap 2 weeks ago and still have severe back pain. Nothing seems to help with the pain yet.
Should be ok: After two weeks, the area where the spinal tap was done should be healed. Also, you could always call the doctor that did the spinal tap to be sure. Hope this helps, and I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Not clear: Complications of spinal taps could cause you headaches or leg symptoms, but isolated back pain weeks later might not be related at all. Perhaps the condition that prompted the spinal tap could be the culprit. Rarely, an impromperly performed tap can be associated with ectopic tissue growth along the needle track in a very delayed fashion. ...Read more
Nothing helps my back pain 7 years after a spinal tap what can I do? I was going to pay 250$ to go to a clinic but then what...Refer me to a surgen?
Back pain: First question is why did u have the tap and are those symptoms resolved. It's uncommon to have isolated low back pain for 7 years after a spinal tap so other causes must be looked for. You should probably see a pain specialist or physiatrist that specializes in spine as i doubt that there is a surgical issue if this pain truly resulted from the tap. What other work up have u had. ...Read more
Would standard lab test show anything for spinal tap complications. Leg tingles headache lower back pain started a week after it was performed?
My sister has a tarlov cyst at the bottom of her spine and she had a spinal tap done about a month ago now shes in severe pain it hurts to move?
Pain: You need to let your doctor know about these symptoms. ...Read more
No: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
I had a spinal tap done in august. And where they did it still hurts. Is this normal or did something go wrong?
I had a spinal tap done on Monday when I was admitted to the hospital and it still hurts where it was done. Is that normal?
Had a spinal tap done thursday gotta really, bad headache and spams n my upper back to where i can't move or breath till it goes away should I be seen?
Yes, right away!: Headache is common after a spinal tap, especially when you sit up. But there is a risk of introducing bacteria during a spinal tap which can cause meningitis. Symptoms include headache, neck stiffness and pain. You should be seen immediately to make sure you don't have meningitis! please go to an er if you can't get in to see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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