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Severe lower back pain after spinal tap weeks later. What is going on?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Not clear

Complications of spinal taps could cause you headaches or leg symptoms, but isolated back pain weeks later might not be related at all.
Perhaps the condition that prompted the spinal tap could be the culprit. Rarely, an impromperly performed tap can be associated with ectopic tissue growth along the needle track in a very delayed fashion.

In brief: Not clear

Complications of spinal taps could cause you headaches or leg symptoms, but isolated back pain weeks later might not be related at all.
Perhaps the condition that prompted the spinal tap could be the culprit. Rarely, an impromperly performed tap can be associated with ectopic tissue growth along the needle track in a very delayed fashion.
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