Procedure Instructions

Pre-Procedure Instructions

  • Please Notify the office and the surgical center with any cancellations or changes that may interfere with the procedure
  • Blood Thinners must be held prior to the procedure with clearance from the prescribing Physician. Blood Thinners including: Warfarin/Coumadin, Xarelto, Plavix, Aggrenox, Lovenox, or Aspirin
  • Patients having procedures under conscious sedation, must have a driver with them.
  • Surgical Center will Notify Patients night before the procedure with exact time. As a General rule, Diabetic Patients are scheduled first. 

Post-Procedure Instructions

  • You should not drive or operate machinery for 6-8 hours after the procedure. If moderate (conscious) sedation was used, you should wait 12 hours.
  • All blood thinning medications may be restarted the following day. However if a spinal cord stimulator was placed you must remain off medications until the day after the lead has been removed.
  • You may experience soreness at the injection site, which usually resolves within few days. Applying icepacks is usually helpful
  • If you experience any new numbness, weakness, swelling, bowel/bladder changes Notify your physician immediately or go to the emergency room to be evaluated. 
  • Certain injections may work immediately (Diagnostic Medial Branch Blocks), while others may take several before the relief starts (Epidural Steroid Injections)
  • Most of the time, you may return to normal activity the following day

 Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation Policy: Please Notify our office and the Surgical Center at least 48hrs in advance if canceling a procedure. If appropriate Cancellation Notice is not provided, than a $75 Fee will apply