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How long will my lower back hurt after spinal tap? cant hardly set back.

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Dr. Clay Watson
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Up to several days

It can persist several days.
Watch out for progressive pain, fever, weakness in your legs or incontinence as these may be signs of post-procedure bleeding or infection. Back pain is fairly common after a lumbar puncture 10-25 % and should resolve over the subsequent 3-7 days. If not you should be evaluated by a medical provider.

In brief: Up to several days

It can persist several days.
Watch out for progressive pain, fever, weakness in your legs or incontinence as these may be signs of post-procedure bleeding or infection. Back pain is fairly common after a lumbar puncture 10-25 % and should resolve over the subsequent 3-7 days. If not you should be evaluated by a medical provider.
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