The aftereffects of a lumbar puncture include severe headaches. Experts have mixed opinions regarding the treatment or prevention of headaches after patients undergo such procedure. Here we separate facts from the myths.
Scientists know that migraine is caused by swelling blood vessels in the head that press against the nerves. Previously, it was believed that the problem was due to abnormalities in these vessels that allowed them to swell. Now, researchers believe that there is an underlying central nervous system (CNS) disorder that results to susceptibility to a variety of triggering mechanisms.