b00mYou: Amazing! I had this done as a baby when I had meningitis. I just never knew
how the procedure was carried out.
Yolanda Gardiner: Oh hell no if I'm not sleep I won't be getting it done and I'm not afraid
Julia Jones: Is it similar to an Epidural but with the pain? Ive heard its quite bad
Kawaii Otaku: Might be getting one done soon to test for pseudo tumor...this helped let
me know what will happen. I'm still scared
Dolphin12390: Gross!! I was in the hospital and had this done but dont remember a thing
because i was so sick, thank god.
grettagrids: worst freaking pain ever!
ash3227: It took the doctors 45 minutes to get mine in and working properly. It hurt
so much I was sweating buckets
Tai Pham: I used to get spinal taps at least once a month because I used to have
leukemia. They would knock me out but after waking up I'd still feel the
pain. Many years have passed since that but the after math still haunts me.
Because they stuck that big O needle in my spine so many times, now I get
lower back pain when it's cold. Believe me, it is no fun
Mouad Al-Mansab: Is it really done by undergraduates..? or needs highly qualified doctors.?
Larry Mellick: Thanks!!
Joshua Hampel: Will Do and thanks
TheDantheman21: Provide link?
sheri226: I don't care how good the Dr. is, those hurt like hell! (& so does a spinal
Joshua Hampel: Lover your videos, I'm thinking about going to be an RN
StarofNite06: No not doin it. Fear of needles....
Larry Mellick: Don't remember since I took the video in 2010. But, I don't think it was
based on one of the pictures of the first tube being a little pink.
Pia F: ty for video, first time i see this from "bakside" otherwise i always is
the "woodoopatient" :P I do this once a yr, i have IIH
Brooke Anson: Great video.
Larry Mellick: Understood. There is actually another version without the music.
ConjureMan: Finally found a step by step video.. thanks! Friend lost a bet and now he
has to get a spinal tap hehe
Camron Stewart: This is completely off the subject of the actual procedure itself. But who
picked this soundtrack? Jazz and spinal taps don't really mix for me. :p
JonetteTV: Im just thinking, this looks painful! great video tho! :)
Larry Mellick: Taking a brief break to make sure you doing the procedure on the right
patient or correct body part, etc.
ej8allday: Champagne tap?
rebel vamp: i had one and it left me feeling AWEFUL for a whole week! not to mention
some people need a follow up blood patch!
Larry Mellick: You are welcome.
shamille724: Very cool. I remember at a camp during HS they were explaining the
landmarks to us and asking if we could feel the vertebrae on a dummy. I
couldn't feel anything. I dread this.
Rick Grimes: freak that crap
Rob Richter: ummm... i just had one like 10 hours ago.... and yes it is very painful.
don't listen to people who say it isn't, they are sticking a huge needle
into your SPINE. how can that not be painful at all?
Larry Mellick: Yes, I do. Thank you for the complement!
Shannon Purcell: Not the right kinda music for this type of procedure...
Ian Cowhig: You don't have to do it decubitus or left lateral, we did this in fluoro
and we put the patient in a LAO position. But maybe it's different if
you're just using fluoro to place the needle.
Ephemera Ennui: Oh yeah stick a scary ass needle right through my back into my spine and
just stick a bandaid over it?! I would die and demand a full wrap around
bandage. I hate needles.
stuka1vp: Larry do you choose the music that accompanies your fine videos? Nice touch
Armando Torres: Sounds like the soundtrack for a gameshow, i sure want a needle in my back
Larry Mellick: Thanks. It doesn't have to be painful if you give plenty of local
Amanda Griner: Video was quite informative, however the music was a little odd considering
the procedure that was taking place.
rajeev varma: Is the procedure considered painful ?
Anthony Benelisha: what is a time out?
MattB1138: What's the purpose of this procedure?
Larry Mellick: Thanks! Good luck...be sure to work in the ER!
Larry Mellick: The most common reason is to assess for infection.
Larry Mellick: Thanks, glad you found it useful.
seva168: Yep. Had this done with no anesthesia but way more simple. Just got tapped
with a syringe in the lumbar and they extracted enough juice to detect
meningitis later. I don't see the point in the countless spine taps and
pornography they're doing in this one, it even seems to take forever. For
me it lasted about less than a minute.
Larry Mellick: Not if you use sufficient lidocaine for anesthesia.