I had a Lumbar Puncture by my Neurologist last year. First she hiit my sciatic nerve, she missed on second attempt, and third attempt went extremely slow. Two hours a excruciating pain. After all was said and done, I ended up with a severe spinal headache and such loud roaring sound in my ears I couldn’t hear. A trip to the ER and a blood patch allievated this immediately. No pain, no discomfort. Anesthesiologists are fantastic with this procedure.
Now a year later, she wants to do another. I asked about having it performed by someone else, using a mild sedation and X-ray guidance. But she refused.
It’s not as though i can go above her. She is the head of Neurology. What can I do?