apinal tap and root of nerve hit

I had a spinal tap today and just before or at complete insertion the doctor apparently hit the root of a nerve(s). OH MY GOD! -- First time ever that I have screamed involuntarily. A quick tearing ubbelievable pain from site and down left leg -- felt like leg being violently ripped apart from the inside - YEOW! ( I am 64 and have experienced considerable pain b/4, but nothing like this.)

Should I have any concerns? -- other than avoiding future spinal taps. Was it just a rare undamaging experience? I feel ok now, 6 hours later -- just usual soreness.

Thank you very much.

Posted By terry Kester on July 23, 2007 at 16:32:45:

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