CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM effects from low CSF volume and pressure secondary to spinal CSF leaks are seen.

Some symptoms may or may not be directly related to the low CSF volume and pressure but are very frequently reported:
– cognitive dysfunction (concentration, memory, problem solving, etc),
– mood changes
– anxiety symptoms

Imbalance is very common and appears to have several mechanisms.

SEVERE COMPLICATIONS as a result of intracranial hypotension (low CSF volume and pressure) from spinal CSF leaking are uncommon or rare but do occur. Prompt recognition and treatment are of critical importance.
– Parkinsonism
– ataxia
– cerebellar hemorrhage
– dementia
– stupor and coma
– stroke
– death