Post Procedure Discharge Instructions
DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPINE INJECTIONS
(Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, Voltaren, Relafen, etc.) – You may start the evening of the procedure.
If you take a blood thinning medication, please discuss this with your primary care physician and your pain physician.
(Coumadin, Lovenox, Ticlid, Plavix, etc.) – You may start these medications on the evening of the procedure.
Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
After 4:30 P.M. or on weekends call 719-285-2000
Or, Call the facility where you had the procedure for the physician on call.
Call the Pain Medicine office at 719-371-0000, if you are experiencing the following:
The headache may also be associated with nausea and/or vomiting.
If you are experiencing the following, proceed immediately to an emergency room to have your back scanned for possible spinal cord bleeding:
Sensory loss in the groin and rectal area
Sudden loss of strength in arms/legs
Sudden Chest pain/shortness of breath Severe lethargy, seizures or new onset of confusion
Cannot move your legs
Not able to urinate after the injection or lose bowel or bladder control
A nurse may call you within one week. If not, please call or office to inform us of any concerns and your level of pain relief. Note the degree of pain relief, especially on the day of the procedure.
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