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Can caffeine actually help a spinal headache after spinal medication for a csection?

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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
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In brief: Yes

Caffeine may improve the headache which usually gets better within one week.
If there is no improvement, the doctor may recommend a minor procedure, a lumbar epidural blood patch.

In brief: Yes

Caffeine may improve the headache which usually gets better within one week.
If there is no improvement, the doctor may recommend a minor procedure, a lumbar epidural blood patch.
Dr. Randolph Evans
Dr. Randolph Evans
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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

The number 1 treatment for spinal headaches is caffeine and fluids.
Between this and lying down, most spinal headaches resolved in a few days. If your headache does not get better in a few days, your doctor may recommend a “blood patch”. This involves injecting a couple of ounces of your own blood into the epidural space to form a clot over the small tear from the spinal injection.

In brief: Yes

The number 1 treatment for spinal headaches is caffeine and fluids.
Between this and lying down, most spinal headaches resolved in a few days. If your headache does not get better in a few days, your doctor may recommend a “blood patch”. This involves injecting a couple of ounces of your own blood into the epidural space to form a clot over the small tear from the spinal injection.
Dr. David Teicheira
Dr. David Teicheira
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