For your safety, DO NOT eat anything for at least 6 hours prior to the time of your procedure. You may have water up to 2 hours prior to the time of your procedure.
Continue all of your usual medications as prescribed unless you are taking blood thinners (such as Coumadin, Plavix, Lovenox) or insulin. You may take your morning medications with a sip of water. If you are taking blood thinners such as Coumadin, Plavix, or Lovenox, ask the physician who prescribes this medication if they feel it is safe for you to discontinue them before your injection. Below is the number of days required to discontinue each medication prior to your procedure:
Prior to Your Procedure:
You will have an IV started, if sedation is involved.
Your doctor may prescribe sedation to help reduce discomfort and anxiety.
The entire process from checking in to being discharged takes approximately 2 hours.
After Your Procedure:
The office staff will inform you of your next clinic visit prior to your discharge.
After Discharge from the Surgical Facility:
Do not operate a vehicle or heavy machinery 24 hours after you have received sedation.
Pain relief may occur immediately after the procedure, but may also take several days. A few days of soreness after the procedure are normal. Some procedures may take several days to effectively relieve pain.
We suggest applying ice to injection sites for 20 minutes and then removing for 20 minutes. Repeat this cycle of applying ice for the first 24 hours.
Notify the office if you have a fever (body temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher).