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Chronic pain due to lumbar puncture. Taking light medication. Recommendations?

Hi, I had a lumbar puncture to diagnose csf headache 8 weeks after the birth of my second son, since having the lumbar puncture I've suffered with chronic pain in m coccyx. I've tried a diclofenac gel and tried all sorts of prescribed tablets but nothing seems to help. I can't sleep because it wakes me up, I struggle to sit down and have severe pain when bending down to pick my son up. Is there anything else that can be done to help?

Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Based on the details you had headache during post natal period for which lumbar puncture was done to know CSF opening pressure and to rule out any infections.

Now you have coccyges pain ( you meant to say pain in the tail bone).

Lumbar puncture is done at L3-L4 or L4-L5 vertebral level.Pain secondary to CSF drainage will be at this level. Coccyx is the tail bone seen after sacrum

You should consult Neurologist for the neurological examination and determine the level of pain

You may also require MRI lumbosacral spine with focussing on sacrococcygeal region

You require, analgesic, neuralgic drugs and short cause antibiotics
You also need calcium supplements, avoid weight bearing.

Hope this will help you


Dr Sandhya Manorenj
Hi tech City Hyderabad
Answered: Mon, 27 May 2013
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