DD had a lumbar puncture (aka spinal tap) today as part of the diagnostic process for her illness. While inserting the needle, they hit what I assume is the sciatic nerve, as she said it was like lightning all the way down her leg. It's been 7 hours, and it's still painful. Anyone know if this is normal? My guess is that it will take a couple of days to settle down. In the meantime, I'm giving her Tylenol regularly. Any other ideas? I thought it woudl feel good to her to get in the pool and just float in the cool water, but I'm afraid to do that with the new puncture.