How to Get Ready
- No Aspirin, Plavix or Pradaxa 7 days prior to procedure.
- No Coumadin 5 days prior to procedure.
- No NSAIDS (Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Naprosyn, Relafen, Mobic, etc.) 3 days prior to procedure.
- Please tell the doctor if you are taking antibiotics.
- Please discuss with your PCP and/or prescribing doctor prior to stoppage of: Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, or any other blood thinners.
- Please let the doctor know if there is a chance of pregnancy.
- Nothing to eat or drink 3 hours prior to procedure.
- If you are having anesthesia, do not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to procedure.
- You will need to bring a driver with you the day of the procedure.
You may let us know if you have a preference of facility. Please come at the scheduled arrival time to allow us the time needed to process your paperwork prior to your procedure. Please arrive at your scheduled arrival time or you may be rescheduled.
- Limit bending, lifting and twisting the day of the procedure.
- You should apply ice to the area of injection 2-3 times for 20 minutes on the day of a procedure.
- Do not apply heat to the procedure area the day of a procedure.
- It is not necessary to lay around the day of the procedure — just take it easy.
- The day after the procedure, you can resume taking any blood-thinners that you needed to stop for the procedure.
- It is not uncommon to experience some increased discomfort for the first day. If there is profound discomfort that lasts beyond one day, please call the office to report your concerns.
- It may take a few days (up to a week) to experience the full benefits of the procedure.
- Please enjoy a meal after your procedure and resume a regular diet.
- Please call the office immediately if you experience an accident with your bowels and/or bladder; a fever >100 degrees Fahrenheit; a change in strength or any symptoms of significant concern.
- Most patients are very pleased with the outcome of procedures.
- Please call our office to schedule a follow-up appointment or repeat procedure within two weeks as instructed by your physician.
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