What's the treatment for spinal fluid leak? Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
Some procedures like epidurals have a risk of causing a spinal fluid leak. Spinal fluid slowly leaks out of the hole left from the needle used for the spinal tap. Spinal headaches, nausea, and dizziness can result from such a complication.
Normally the hole will repair itself within 24 hours if you lie down and stay hydrated, but sometimes a "plug" is needed. This fix is called a "blood patch" because blood is used to patch the hole and fix the leak.
Always call your doctor if you are experiencing complications from a procedure.
Here are some links that might be helpful to you and you're dealing with these issues:
Understanding Back Pain and Sciatica
Disc Herniation: What is It?
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD