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I am having headaches after my bilateral l4/5, l5/s1 lumbar facet medial branch block. Is this normal.

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Dr. Yunus Shah
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In brief: Wait and watch

Typically no reason to have headaches after mediial branch block .
Potentially may happen IF the needle accidentally went too deep and caused spinal fluid leak but still the headache in that case would be constant with some change with position ( lying down versus sitting up) . Alternatively could be from steroids if used for block . Best to ask the office that did the block.

In brief: Wait and watch

Typically no reason to have headaches after mediial branch block .
Potentially may happen IF the needle accidentally went too deep and caused spinal fluid leak but still the headache in that case would be constant with some change with position ( lying down versus sitting up) . Alternatively could be from steroids if used for block . Best to ask the office that did the block.
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