What Happens When Spinal Fluid Leaks?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 13, 2020 10:22:48 PM ET

When spinal fluid leaks out, there is a drop in the pressure around the areas of the spinal cord and brain according to MedlinePlus. Fluid leakage can also cause symptoms, such as fluid drainage from the ears. Spinal fluid leaks may require the consideration of various treatments.