60 Dunning Road, Suite 1, Middletown, NY 10940-2215 (845) 344-4477

Injections (Spinal Procedure Instructions)

Please inform the doctor if you have a LATEX allergy.

Please inform the doctor if you have an IODINE or CONTRAST allergy.

Preparation (one week prior to procedure):

  • Discontinue aspirin, plavix, aggrenox, pletal, lovenox and coumadin (warfarin) if cleared to do so by the prescribing physician (PCP, cardiologist, neurologist, etc.)
  • Discontinue all anti-inflammatories (advil, motrin, ibuprofen, aleve, naproxen, etc.) if advised to do so by your physician
  • Discontinue all vitamins (multivitamins, vitamin E, omega-3, fish oils)
  • Tylenol-containing products are permitted

Day of procedure:

  • Please have a responsible individual who will be able to assist you all day if needed. Not only will you need this person to drive you to/from the office, but you may also need the assistance of this person once you are home.
  • Young children should not accompany you to the office.
  • Take your regularly prescribed medications (such as those for high blood pressure and diabetes).
  • Pain medications are also permitted, as long as they don’t contain aspirin or anti-inflammatories.
  • A light meal on the day of the procedure is permitted.
  • Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
  • We will use an anti-septic solution (betadine) that can stain clothes, so please take that into consideration.

After the procedure:

  • Resume your regular medications as directed by your physician.
  • Take your pain medications and use ice as needed. 
  • You may eat and drink after the procedure.
  • No strenuous activity for 48 hours, then slowly resume normal activities unless directed otherwise.


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