How It Feels
Some people find it uncomfortable to lie
curled up on their side. The soap may feel cold on your back. You will probably
feel a brief pinch or sting when the numbing medicine is given. You may feel a
brief pain when the spinal needle is inserted or repositioned.
During the procedure, the needle may touch one of your spinal nerves and
cause a tingling feeling, like a light electrical shock, running down one of
your legs. The needle will not touch or damage the spinal cord.
You may feel
tired and have a mild backache the day after the procedure. Some people have
trouble sleeping for 1 to 2 days.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Joseph O'Donnell, MD - Hematology, Oncology
August 30, 2012
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