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After a spinal tap is it normal to have stinging pains lower than the puncture site on one side of your back?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but improving?

Yes it is occasionally not alto experience minor numbing and tingling sensations following a spinal tap but it should be improving and not worsening in which case you should emergency contact your physician.

In brief: Yes but improving?

Yes it is occasionally not alto experience minor numbing and tingling sensations following a spinal tap but it should be improving and not worsening in which case you should emergency contact your physician.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Many people with lumbar punctures have persistent pain around the puncture site for quite some time.
The stinging pain may simply be lumbar spasms as well. If they persist, see your family dr. For evaluation and treatment options. If there's any redness or swelling, see your family dr. Right away.

In brief: Yes

Many people with lumbar punctures have persistent pain around the puncture site for quite some time.
The stinging pain may simply be lumbar spasms as well. If they persist, see your family dr. For evaluation and treatment options. If there's any redness or swelling, see your family dr. Right away.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. James Beckman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Perhaps

Any stinging in this manner should be from irritated nerve bundles (distal) outside the spinal fluid enclosure that would carry pain/temperature fibers.
Thus the symptons should subside in a few hours or 2-3 days at most.

In brief: Perhaps

Any stinging in this manner should be from irritated nerve bundles (distal) outside the spinal fluid enclosure that would carry pain/temperature fibers.
Thus the symptons should subside in a few hours or 2-3 days at most.
Dr. James Beckman
Dr. James Beckman
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