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Does spinal tap hurt?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Spinal tap

While some people notice a brief pinch and some discomfort, most people don't find a spinal tap to be painful.

In brief: Spinal tap

While some people notice a brief pinch and some discomfort, most people don't find a spinal tap to be painful.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Not bad

Usually only takes 5-10 minutes to perform. Although it can be a little uncomfortable, it is usually well tolerated.

In brief: Not bad

Usually only takes 5-10 minutes to perform. Although it can be a little uncomfortable, it is usually well tolerated.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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