I read somewhere (maybe on this site) about there being two types of needle that can be used to perform a lumbar puncture and the writer said you should request a particular one as it was less likely to result in headaches, sickness etc. Unfortunately I can’t find the article again. Does anyone know of this? Is the request a reasonable one? A bit worried because advice from members I’ve read on here says you should lie flat for six hours and my local hospital and the NHS website say you’re good to go after an hour.
I know the saying “No pain, no gain” but I’m firmly of the “no pain, no pain” camp