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What should I expect right after a myelogram?

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Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: Usually nothing

With modern techniques and the tiny needles, headaches are very rare.
You really should not expect any side effects.

In brief: Usually nothing

With modern techniques and the tiny needles, headaches are very rare.
You really should not expect any side effects.
Dr. Richard Guyer
Dr. Richard Guyer
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Dr. Peter Zimmerman
we use 27 gauge needles to access the intrathecal space. Post-dural puncture headaches are not seen post-myelography uinless much larger needles are used
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: No worries

A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well.
The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged.

In brief: No worries

A myelogram is a common diagnostic study that most patients tolerate well.
The physician will place you on a flouroscopy table, prep your lower back, inject a local anesthetic, place a needle in your back, inject dye, remove the needle, place a bandaid and summon the radiology tech to take x-rays. Then you will have a ct. You will be observed for several hours and be discharged.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Usually nothing but

Occasionally some soreness at the needle site and infrequently a headache that usually gets better with rest and fluids, usually caffeinated.

In brief: Usually nothing but

Occasionally some soreness at the needle site and infrequently a headache that usually gets better with rest and fluids, usually caffeinated.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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