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Had my 10th Lumbar Puncture on May 31st. Blood patch a week later. Now I have severe neck pain and stiffness. Should I be worried? What can I do?

Call your doctor now. If this pain is severe, and you cannot reach your doctor through the answering service, go to the ER now, please. Severe pain is always serious. Read more...
Maybe not, but. The lumbar puncture was in a different site from your current complaints, BUT it is possible that you acquired an infection from the lumbar puncture. If that's the case, your symptoms could be meningitis. You need to see your PCP ASAP or go to the ER, especially if you have a fever. You'll probably need another tap to assess for microbes. Read more...

Had a lumbar puncture tues and blood patch on thurs. Now have bad neck stiffness, but no fever, headache, etc.

Spinal tap. You should call and talk to the on call doctor covering for specific advice. Read more...
Lumbar puncture. With no headache and fever the neck stiffness is likely due to the blood patch, that should resolved over the next several days. I assume you have a follow up appointment with your doctor and if not then make one. Read more...
Blood patch. Sometimes an epidural blood patch can cause meningeal irritation which results in low back or neck pain which will resolve with time. If the pain increases, bowel or bladder incontinence occurs or if you develop a , fever or mental status changes you should go to the emergency room to rule out epidural abscess or epidural hematoma to avoid permanent neurologic impairment.. Read more...