Neck and head pain 10 year old girl

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My daughter was taken ill 6 weeks ago with suspected viral meningitis. She had a lumber puncture to rule out bacterial meningitis which was negative thankfully. However since then she has suffered with chronic head and neck pain ever since. We have been back to the doctors and paediatrics at the hospital but they have been unable to treat successfully. She has an MRI scan booked for tomorrow. Has anybody had a similar experience with their child. She has no energy and is in constant pain. She eats and sleeps fine. Could it be the lumber puncture? can it take this long to recover from meningitis? I'd like some advice please.

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    i dont have experience as a child but honestly i was so sick for like a month after i got my spinal tap. it was the worst.... i got crazy headaches and couldnt even stand. i had to get 2 blood patches to help heal faster but it still took time . i think your body just goes through a lot of trauma having that done and it takes time to heal. so i would say give it some time. i hope she feels better soon 😦

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      Thank you for responding. It does sound like she is struggling with the same. The blood patch procedure doesn't sound particularly nice but i will see if its an option once we results of the MRI. Thank you once again.

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