• Vicki
    Health Guide
    August 28, 2010
    Health Guide
    August 28, 2010

    Hi eddie,

    I am assuming the spinal tap you had is a lumbar puncture. Sorry, I don't know how many different types there may be.

    eddie, I am so sorry your back hurts. That is rare, but it does happen. Just like the more common headache, a lower back pain as the result of a spinal tap usually lasts from a week up to a year. That is a long spread and a year is a long time to have to tolerate a pain.

    This is my understanding but I am not a doctor. The best thing would be to talk with your doctor. At the very least, your doctor will probably be able to give you an effective pain relief treatment.

    Good luck.


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