My 3-year-old son has been complaining of headaches and back pain. He also has epilepsy and had two spinal taps. He has been diagnosed with epilepsy since he was two weeks old. In the past, he has been on Phenobarbital. Please help.
Lumbar puncture or spinal tap causes a headache and back pain in almost all kids. If the spinal tap was done due to a headache then it is to rule out meningitis. You can just give any painkiller for relief until the investigations are done. If it is persisting, the ENT (ear, nose, and throat) and ophthalmology opinions should also be taken regarding a headache. MRI of the brain would be recommended.
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Welcome to icliniq.com. First tell me in detail about your headache to help you in better way.
What is the quality of your headache? Is it either pulsatile which means tis-tis or squeezing or aching?
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