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.
|One time Jun 24 - 24, 2008|
|Stopped Other Jun 24, 2008|
Oct 7, 2008
EffectivenessMajor (for Other)
Side effectsSevere (Migraine headaches)
BurdenVery hard to take