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Is It Normal To Have Back Pain In The Area 4 Weeks After Spinal Tap
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?
It is not common: But it is possible, check with your doctor how did the spinal tap. ...Read more
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
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?
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!
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
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?
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?
Chronic head & back pain 10 months after brain surgery (removed malformation causing epilepsy in the left temporal lobe) and spinal tap. Why?
CSF loss: Loss of cerebral spinal fluid may be one explanation. What does your neurosurgeon say? ...Read more
Sudden severe back pain. It is in lower spinal area. Normally ok but pain starts when I try to stand from sitting or in movement time. What to do?
Sacroiliac: Usually that indicates a sacroiliac dysfunction. Usually an osteopath is the best doctor to treat that ...Read more
I had a lumbar puncture 7 hours ago and now I'm having somewhat severe back pain and I feel foggy. Is this normal?
Any headache?: #1 adverse effect of lumbar puncture is post-procedure headache, which is treated with lying flat and drinking lots of water besides the pain meds. Back pain where the LP was done, if persistent beyond 48 hrs, may indicate infection, but more likely nerve involvement during the procedure. Mental lethargy should not happen unless you had meningitis. Was meningitis what LP was done for? ...Read more
Yes: New problems can develop or you can develop problems over time simple from the body's response to the fusion over time (bone spurs, scar tissue, stenosis, etc). Get it checked out. Probably will need fresh mri. For patients who have had surgery would recommend high field with contrast. ...Read more
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