I had a spinal tap to diaganose viral meningitous 9 days ago. The proceedure it’s self was not that painful. The Dr. heavily medicated me just before the procedure knowing I was absoluletly terrified do to a "horrific epidural experience" during childbirth. I had the expected headache, but was on high does of pain killers anyway for the meningitous. Now that I have recovered from my severe neck pain and headache, I am left with a very sore low back and ackey legs. I am walking at a snails pace. My Dr told me not to take any asprin or motrin for inflamation due to the higher risk of Reye Syndrome that could develope after a bad viral infection when taking those types of medications. This is all across my very low back, like a wide stip going from hip to hip. Has anyone else
experienced low back pain after a spinal tap? How long does this last?