Lumbar Puncture

PowderCat's Lumbar Puncture History (Ongoing)
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PowderCat's Lumbar Puncture is for…

  • Other

PowderCat's side effects of Lumbar Puncture…

  • Very bruised, sore and stiff for a week after May 25, 2005
  • Spasms in back May 25, 2005

Evaluations


May 25, 2005

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: Not sure. My husband had a lumbar puncture and he didn't have any problems. ? Maybe try taking Valium before the procedure, but ask your doctor first. ? The cost is only the money I didn't make from not working.
Cost: $200+ monthly

About Lumbar Puncture (Procedures)

A lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap, is a diagnostic and at times therapeutic procedure that is performed in order to collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid for analysis, or occasionally as a treatment to relieve increased intracranial pressure.

Learn more about Lumbar Puncture in our Lumbar Puncture Community Report.