Leaking Spinal Fluid From a Spinal Tap?

Answer Cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, is a protective liquid surrounding the brain and spine. Certain injuries or procedures, such as a lumbar puncture, can cause a leakage of spinal fluid. In some cases, a... Read More »

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How do you get spinal meningitis?

By contact with an infected person. School, college dorm, etc.

How to Prepare for a Spinal Tap?

A spinal tap, or lumbar puncture, is a medical procedure that involves inserting a hollow needle into the spinal canal to collect spinal fluid. The fluid is used to test for a variety of neurologic... Read More »

Spinal Tap On A Baby?

It's possible the muscles around the area where they did the spinal tap tightened up during that process, for it's what muscles do when they have pain around them. The muscles can be freed back up... Read More »

Spinal Tap Pain Help?

Hi;You do need to tell your doctor right away.I had the same thing done to me.My doctor told me it is a spinal headache,The reason why is the puncture site did not seal and allowed some air to seep... Read More »