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Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar Puncture Procedure in India

Cerebrospinal fluid is the substance that envelops our brain and spinal cord. During a lumbar puncture, a doctor takes a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid, which can then be analysed in a lab for brain and spinal cord conditions.

Pre Procedure

If you take blood thinners or have a history of bleeding tendencies, please let your doctor know.

During Procedure

The following points should be considered during the treatment procedure. 

  • Your privacy is preserved throughout the process while you are relaxed in a private space. To change into, a hospital gown will be provided.

  • The physician will instruct you to lie on your side with your legs folded and your back curved into a C shape.

  • The doctor will next clean your back with an antiseptic solution before injecting local anaesthesia into the lower back region to numb it.

  • Your lower spinal cord is punctured with a hollow needle to obtain a trace amount of cerebrospinal fluid.

  • Dynaplaster is then applied to the surgical region.

  • The complete process typically lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. Book an appointment today at our Neurology Hospital in India.

Post Procedure

The following points should be considered after the treatment procedure. 

  • Following the procedure, the doctor will ask you to lie down for an hour while being watched before you are free to go.

  • Although the treatment may cause you a little bit of discomfort, it is normally painless.

  • After the surgery, you can occasionally feel a mild headache, which normally goes away in 1 or 2 days.

  • For the first 24 hours following the surgery, you cannot sleep with a pillow.

  • Drink a lot of liquids, especially water.

  • The Dynaplaster can be taken off the next day after a bath.

  • Following the surgery, you must spend 24 hours in full bed rest.

  • After the surgery, avoid sitting for extended amounts of time for a few days. Visit Manipal Hospitals to know more about Lumbar Puncture treatment in India.