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Lower back pain with lumbar puncture

My wife got a lumbar puncture 3 weeks ago and ever since she had it done she has had lower back pain and tenderness at the site of the procedure
Fri, 13 Sep 2013
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
There will be bruised tissues in the area of the puncture. This is not serious but will cause discomfort until the tissues recover.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger,
MBChB FRCA
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
Gradually her pain will go away
Do back extension exercise daily,
She should have some analgesic tablet as and when required.
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