Lumbar Puncture

By February 28, 2023

also known as a spinal tap, this procedure is done under anesthesia and is a test used to diagnose certain health conditions. A needle is inserted in the lumbar (lower) region of the spine in the space between two lumbar bones (vertebrae) and cerebrospinal fluid is removed for examination. This fluid contains important elements from the brain (such as neurotransmitters) which can be evaluated as indicators of neurodegeneration.