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Had ruptured cerebral aneurysm. Had spinal tap done. Having lower back pain. Suggestions?

Hi I recently had a ruptured cerebral aneurysm and had a coiling proceedure done. They did a spinal tap to be able to find traces of blood in my fluid. Since the spinal tap I have had lower back pain everyday and in a couple of cases my legs have almost given out on me. The spinal tap was done about 3 weeks ago now. Should I be worried about this. I have researched the internet and have found that other people have experienced this as well.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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The spinal tap is sometimes associated with a persistent pain in the legs due to the irritation of the nerve roots at the level of spinal cord. This is a self limiting symptom and is likely to improve in next 2-3 weeks. Taking methylcobalamin supplements will help.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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