I have severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Let the doctor know. There are many reasons for there to be pain after a lumbar puncture. Let the doctor know and have them take a look.

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Is it bad to experience severe back pain following a spinal tap?

Usually not. Not necessarily-usually resolves unless spinal headache is present which can resolve 99% of time with rest and fluids. Read more...

I had a lumbar puncture 7 hours ago and now I'm having somewhat severe back pain and I feel foggy. Is this normal?

Any headache? #1 adverse effect of lumbar puncture is post-procedure headache, which is treated with lying flat and drinking lots of water besides the pain meds. Back pain where the LP was done, if persistent beyond 48 hrs, may indicate infection, but more likely nerve involvement during the procedure. Mental lethargy should not happen unless you had meningitis. Was meningitis what LP was done for? Read more...

Severe back pain x5 days that is getting worse. Paun started after lumbar puncture 12/24. Ct result= 3mm bulge l5-s1 & hydronephrosis r kidney larger than left. W/ worsening pain at what point do I go back to see my dr?

Now. . This may not be true back pain with those findings seen in terms of the kidney and the ureter with the hydronephrosis . It could be referred pain from an obstructing kidney stone or other issue. You need to get this worked up further with your doctor possibly including further tests like an ivp or intravenous pyleogram. Read more...

I have severe back pain due to spinal stenosis and am leaving in the morning out of town. What will help the pain? I have tried all the otc meds I can

Be seen. There are multiple other medication options including pain medications, muscle relaxants, neurological medications, prescription strength anti inflammatories, steroids among a few. You would certainly need to be seen and evaluated to determine the best treatment for you; some of which is non medication related. Read more...

Have severe back pain had spinal fusiontwo years ago should I go get a x-ray to see if screw came loose hurts to cough hurts to move?

Urgent Care. You should follow up with your primary care doctor so they can appropriately examine your back and order the appropriate test . Causes of back pain can include kidney stone..if pain is severe and it is not affecting your ability to walk or sudden loss of urine or stool your current go to urgent care center otherwise emergency room. Since he destroyed the pain is severe. If you cannot drive and if If you cannot drive and if you feel it is in a life-threatening emergency please call 911. Read more...

Had a spinal done for my C-section and the next day I have severe back pain and my lower back is swollen! Help! I can barely walk or even breathe?

Spinal injection. Okay delores, don't get excited but do get this looked at immediately. It almost sounds like an infection except it's way to fast. You don't get an infection overnight from a spinal but you may have a hematoma at your injection site. In any case i would have your doctor look at it and if he's not available then you should go to the er and have it looked at there. Read more...