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I had a spinal headache after having a spinal anaesthetic and had to go back for a blood patch.
Fifteen women (16%) had a final diagnosis of spinal headache.
For example, think of supporting a woman who has chosen to have an epidural and then has a serious side effect, such as hypotension, fetal distress, or spinal headache.
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Spinal headache occurred in 4% Of cases despite the routine use of atraumatic spinal needles.
Narrow gauge bullet-tip or pencil-point anesthesia needles (24 to 27 gauge) reduce the incidence of spinal headache after a dural puncture.
4,6,7,9) Post spinal headache occurring with CSE block can be managed by IV infusion of fluids.
Table 3 shows severity, onset of time and duration of spinal headache.
It is difficult to assess to what extent spinal headache is due to or accentuated by psychic factors.