Your symptoms suggest that you have experienced two side-effects of the lumbar puncture
Firstly, you have experienced some nerve irritation
or damage during the procedure. This is likely to recover but may take a few days to show an improvement. It is a recognised occurrence during a lumbar puncture.
Secondly, the head, neck and body pain
that has started is also due to the puncture but is not nerve damage
. It is due to leakage of CSF through the hole made by the needle and, again, is a recognised problem with a lumbar puncture.
My suggestion is that you continue to take your pain meds. Lie down and rest as this may relieve the head and neck ache to some degree. Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Caffeinated drinks will also help with the pain. These measures are likely to ease the pains.
If you do not feel significantly better in 24 hours, I suggest you contact the clinic where you had the procedure done for further advice.
I hope you feel better soon.
Dr K A Pottinger,