spinal headache

n.

A headache that is brought on by sitting or assuming an upright posture following spinal anesthesia; it is usually relieved by lying down.

Nearby words

  1. spinal cord,
  2. spinal curvature,
  3. spinal decompression,
  4. spinal fusion,
  5. spinal ganglion,
  6. spinal marrow,
  7. spinal meningitis,
  8. spinal muscle of head,
  9. spinal muscle of neck,
  10. spinal muscle of thorax


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