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How long will my back hurt after having a spinal tap done?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: A few days

Typically, any discomfort will resolve in a few days.

In brief: A few days

Typically, any discomfort will resolve in a few days.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1-2 days if that

Your back should not hurt much at all.
A headache will definitely be worse if you get it.

In brief: 1-2 days if that

Your back should not hurt much at all.
A headache will definitely be worse if you get it.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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