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Old 09-12-2007, 07:29 AM   #1
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Preventing A Spinal Tap Headache

I just wanted to pass this information along to those who may not know about it. This really works in preventing a terrible headache that can last for several days after a spinal tap.

After the procedure is done lay flat on your back for a minimum of 6 hours. DO NOT even lift your head a new inches or put a pillow under it. After the 6 hours pass you can do what you want.

I've had 6 spinal taps done and not once did I have a headache. Even the doctors and nurses were surprised.

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Old 09-13-2007, 07:46 AM   #2
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Re: Preventing A Spinal Tap Headache

wasn't this already pretty much standard procedure post ST?i know anything that i have had done with my spinal cord and brain,i had to lie flat for a very very long time.marcia
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