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Spinal Tap (cont.)

Spinal Tap Preparation

  • No special preparation is needed on your part before a spinal tap.
  • Always ask your doctor to fully explain the process to you as she or he is doing it. This talking through helps to lessen any anxiety that you may experience.
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