lumbar puncture?

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I had a lumbar puncture almost 5 weeks ago because I was having a bad headache that lasted over a month and they still couldnt figure out why im having the headaches there telling me stress and anxiety, tension headaches. Anyways has anyone els had a problem with there back after the spinal tap/ lumbar puncture

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    I hit the wrong button I wasnt done yet, anyways im having some back pain still, its not terrible just wondering if anyone else has.
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    Absolutely! I'm a midwife and lots of women who had epidurals during their labours had back pain for a very long time afterwards.

    I had an epidural for a Caesarean Section and I could feel the exact spot for about a year afterwards.

    I'm only mentioning this because a lumbar puncture is pretty much the same as an epidural.

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      Ok ty I have been having some anxiety and I work myself up alot. They put me through so much and I had 3 actually, 1 with the blood patch. Anyways its my lower back and kinda both sides of my hips. Thought maybe they hit a nerve or something. Thank you for the fast responce. I asked the dr and they said it takes time.
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    Mindy

    Yes I had been diagnosed with Viral Meningitis. I also had anothe lumber puncture after a car accident. I prefer to not go through another one again.

    It can be sore for a few days I remember I had to keep my neck and heat still for about a day if I remember

    BOB

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      Thanks Bob, its been almost 5 weeks its not terrible, just sore. I just make myself paranoid I guess. Glad im not the only one. I will never go through another one again. I hope to get back to normal soon
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      I was laid up the first time after a bad car accident where I broke a leg/ankle and they were restricting my movement. I also was at the beginning of my disability and my test were snarled up with that they now feel that it was the beginning of disc damage caused by heavy lifting so there was a great deal going on.

      The second test was to verify Viral Meningitis that I had picked up in Marocco. They took the test and did not seal the injection spot and I lost a great deal of fluid. That and the virus effected my memory and what with that and spinal nerve damage I had very little to rmmber for over six months. This lead to retirement 6 months later. So the pain of the test had little effect

      BOB

       

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      Ty tess I think im definitely dealing with some anxiety. I have been having the heart pelpatation and everything. Tingling in my face. Driving me crazy. Feel like im losing my mind
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