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Does a spinal tap hurt either during or after the needle?

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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.
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