Spinal headache is a fairly common complication in people who have had a lumbar puncture (lumbar puncture) or spinal anesthesia. Both procedures require puncturing the resistant membrane that surrounds the spinal cord and, in the lower spine, the roots of the lumbar spine and sacral nerve.
During a lumbar puncture, a sample of cerebrospinal fluid is taken from your spinal canal. During spinal anesthesia, drugs are injected into your spinal canal to numb the nerves in the lower half of your body. Headache may occur if cerebrospinal fluid leaks through the small puncture site. Spinal headaches treatment in hyderabad
Symptoms of spinal headache include:
Dull, stabbing pain ranging in intensity from mild to incompetent
Pain that usually gets worse when you sit or stand and subsides or disappears when you lie down
Vertebral headaches are often accompanied by:Spinal headaches treatment in hyderabad
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Hearing loss
- Blurred or double vision
- Spinal headaches are caused by cerebrospinal fluid leaking through a puncture hole in the hard membrane (dura mater) that surrounds the spinal cord. This leak reduces the pressure the cerebrospinal fluid puts on the brain and spinal cord, which leads to a headache.
- Spinal headache usually starts within 48 hours of a lumbar puncture or spinal anesthesia.
- Sometimes epidural anesthesia can also cause a headache. Although epidural anesthesia is injected just outside the membrane surrounding the spinal cord, a spinal headache is possible if the membrane is accidentally punctured. Spinal headaches treatment in hyderabad
Risk factors for vertebral headache include:
- Be between 18 and 30 years old
- Be a woman
- To be pregnant
- Have a history of chronic headaches
- Perform procedures that use larger needles or multiple punctures into the membrane surrounding the spinal cord
- Have a small body mass