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I have went to the hospital months ago cause they thought i had meningitis so they put a needed in my spine and every since i been having back aches?
Injury: You can get an injury to the lining around the spine (the dura). If there is a tear here, you can get leaking of the fluid (csf). Usually, this presents with headaches. This can be stopped by a simple "blood patch" where they take a little of your blood, and inject it over the area where you had your spinal tap. See your doctor and discuss. ...Read more
Odd question: Germs normally enter the blood and travel to the meninges.The exact point of entry is impossible to pinpoint.For some who have it after trauma,the entry is an obvious wound or break. Some feel it can enter through the nose through a thin bony layer, but that is hard to prove.The spinal fluid column is connected to the rest of the meninges and remains an easiest point to get a sample. ...Read more
14yr female general health good. For the past 2 days she has been complaining of back and neck pain and fever. Pain is in spine cpuld this be spinal meningitis
Can back pain(pain along d spine) be the only symptom for meningitis without having headache, fever and neck stiffness?
Hi, I was just diagnosed with viral meningitis, and just today put my hand to my neck to find a vertical bulge just the right of my spine. What is it?
Diagnosed in hospital after spinal tap with viral meningitis, sent me home, but a week later I feel worse with headache and stiff neck and spine?
Inflammation: Part 1: great question. It specifically refers to the inflammation of a protective layer of the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. Clinically, movements that stretch this layer (i.e. Bending the neck forward) will be painful. It can be caused by several microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. A lumbar puncture is the gold standard in obtaining spinal fluid for testing of meningitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
InflammationOfMening: Inflammation of the meninges caused by Virral, Bacterial,fungal&Parasitic infection of the protective membrane covering the brain&spinal chord collectively known as Meninges. It can be life threatening&is a medical emergency. It presents with fever,headcahe,neck stiffness,confusion.Infection begins elsewhere in body&spreads to meninges.Can be fatal if not treated quicklyCan leadTOdeath&BrainDamage ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers