Clinical management for post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) after spinal pain intervention

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Suratsawadee Wangnamthip


Background: Spinal pain is one of the most common conditions of chronic pain, resulting in
impaired quality of life. Spinal pain interventions to reduce the problem have been increasing over recent years. Therefore, complications also increase after these procedures. Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a complication which can occur. Although it is not a life threatening condition, it can affect patients’ quality of life, resulting in patient dissatisfaction and higher healthcare-system costs. To improve the quality of spinal pain interventions, the author reviewed this article in order to consolidate the related knowledge and the management strategies to be observed by pain interventionists in their efforts to take good care of PDPH patients after spinal pain interventions.

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