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How is a spinal tap used to diagnose migraines and headaches?

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A spinal tap is the removal of spinal fluid from the spinal canal (located in the back). This procedure is performed to look for conditions such as infections of the brain or spinal cord.

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Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

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Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

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