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Diagnostic lumbar puncture was performed on 76 neurological inpatients. They were randomly allocated to one of four bed rest positions for four hours following the procedure (supine and horizontal, prone and horizontal, supine with head-down tilt and prone with head-down tilt) after which they were allowed to get up. There was no substantial or significant difference in the incidence of headache between the four groups. Expectation of headache did not appear to be an important factor in its development.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry

Publication Date

08/1982

Volume

45

Pages

743 - 746

Keywords

Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Female, Headache, Humans, Intracranial Pressure, Male, Middle Aged, Posture, Spinal Puncture