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Pain in back, hip, leg and foot. Had lumber puncture, doctor hit sciatic nerve

Hi I had a lumber puncher and the dr hit my sciatic nerve and it send my whole body funny since then Ive been suffering with pain in my back hip n all of my leg and foot . I also keep getting the same feeling I got when it happen from my back downwards what could it be and what can I do it s affecting every thing I do or want to do
Asked On : Fri, 14 Sep 2012
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This complication of a lumbar puncture is known to happen but is not common. The nerve has be irritated by the needle and may take a few more days or possibly weeks to recover. It is not a permanent injury. I suggest you rest when the pain is bad. Take paracetamol and ibuprofen to help with the pain and inflammation.
Dr K A Pottinger,
Answered: Sun, 29 Dec 2013
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