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What should i do for back pain after the spinal tab about four months ago ?

Hi my wife had a spinal tap done about four months ago and now her back is hurting all the time she can t even sleep most nights what can she do to help the pain the LP went fine no headaches just her back where the Dr. Did the LP she is 32 and about 100lb and 5 4\
Fri, 22 Apr 2011
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Hi!
You can get an MRI / CT Lumbar Scan done for your wife. There may have been some damage to the local tissue while doing the Lumbar Puncture.
Back Pain after Lumbar Puncture is a common complaint. Till the reports of the scan you can take some NSAIDs for temporary relief.
You may also think about physiotherapy as a treatment option.
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