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Severe Back Pain After Lumbar Puncture
LP complications: When spinal tap is done, if difficult, you might have local external bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Rarely, a local infection could occur. Typically, the usual reactions dissipate within a day or two. If symptoms are worsening, contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ESI: Esi is indicated for arm pain or leg pain associated with a pinched nerve—whether disc herniation, bone spur, or spinal stenosis. Any of these problems usually respond well, at least temporarily, to esi. If you do not have an MRI to confirm, then there is less ability to predict success with this injection. No harm in trying if your doc thinks it might be the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: The lumbar puncture procedure can cause some local back pain. The back pain should not last for more than 2-3 days after the procedure. It should not cause severe back pain. Talk to your doctor if you develop any headaches, numbness/tingling/weakness in the low extremities, severe back pain, or any difficulty with bowel or bladder function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can multilevel, severe thoracic disc desiccation result in upper left back pain after eating? Thanks.
How long can stiff neck and upper back chest pain last from Myofacial pain? Normal EMG/Mild Scoliosis. Mild disc bulge c5. Can arthritis cause pain
Yes: The needle enters the spinal canal through muscles, tendons and along spinal bone, all of which can get scratched/irritated and hurt for days after the procedure. Leg pain is from hitting/irritating one or more of the spinal nerves (cauda equina) which run inside the spinal canal (surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid). These nerves run into the legs - therefore the leg pain when they get irritated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please let your : Doctor know. 32% of people develop headaches after lumbar punctures. ...Read more
Chronic lower back pain. 16 years old. Relief when I bend forward. Leg numbness and radiating pain?
Failed back syndrome: Persistent or recurrent pain years after a spinal fusion is not uncommon. There is a known increased incidence of premature degeneration of the adjacent disc spaces above and below a fused segment. This condition can manifest itself as low back pain and/or leg pain (i.e., sciatica). This may indicate compression of the spinal nerves and may require a formal evaluation from a spine specialist. ...Read more
Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?
I am experiencing ankle stiffness, ankle pain, hot flashes, low back pain, pain shooting down the leg, sciatica and severe back pain. The followin...
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