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Where In The Vertebral Column Is A Lumbar Puncture Generally Done
In the canal: A lumbar puncture is typically used to get cerebrospinal fluid from the spinal canal. It includes a needle inserted in the back between the spinous processes and lamina of the spine and then through the dura - which is the blood brain barrier around the nerves. Generally, the puncture is performed around the l4-5 levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more
Low back: Most often in the lower back (between L4 and L5 or between L5 and s1). ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with papilledima taking Acetazolamide and have done the lumbar puncture once. I'm afraid of losing my eyesight. will tat happen?
Not likely: With aggressive treatment it is unlikely that you will loose your eyesight but it may not return to baseline prior to the attack. ...Read more
Usually inflammation: I have had a number of individuals develop lumbosacral plexopathy symptoms throughout the years, I have put them all on a course of steroids and they all improved. I don't think it's traumatic, I think it's inflammatory, perhaps due to some blood in the region irritating the nerve trunk, roots and plexi. ...Read more
Had lumbar puncture done yester now having some chest pain is this related or should I be concerned?
I was injected with steroids which have been identified as coming from a contaminated batch.
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I had a lumbar puncture done 3 days ago. Starting the next day I am having headaches that are light but not very bad. Do I have to get a blood patch?
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