Black Widow Spider bites

Most spider bites produce only minor symptoms like localized itching and swelling. However, black widow spider bites are more serious and can cause a variety of painful symptoms that require treatment.

At first, the bite of a black widow can seem relatively minor – feeling like only a pinprick. Some individuals are not even aware that they’ve been bitten. However, more serious symptoms begin in the hours following the bite. These include:

  • Localized pain followed by severe muscle cramps, abdominal pain, weakness and tremor
  • Nausea, vomiting, faintness and dizziness
  • Respiratory difficulties
     

While it’s rare for a black widow spider bite to be fatal, the pain can be severe, especially in small children and the elderly.

If you’re suffering from pain associated with a black widow spider bite, there are treatment options available. The experts at the Pain Center can diagnose and eliminate or reduce your pain with the most advanced treatment options.   

Your Path to Health and Wellness Starts Here

The Pain Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute ensures the best neurological care for yourself and your family, including thorough neurological evaluations, the latest diagnostic technology and the most advanced treatment options.
 

844-56NEURO

Make an appointment

Call now to find a Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute physician.

The Neuroscience Institute

We are dedicated to the world-class diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.