No strenuous activity for 24 hours after your treatment. You need to lie down or recline for the first 24 hours. If you have had a cervical injection, IV sedation or oral Valium do not drive for 24 hours. You should not return to work until the next day. If you are experiencing any numbness in your arms or legs do not drive the day of your procedure. Gradually begin increasing your activity level over the next 2 days until you return to normal, or as directed by your physician.
No hot showers or tub baths for 24 hours following your procedure.
To help prevent discomfort at the injection site, and to optimize your treatment, you should apply an ice pack to the injection site for 20 minutes every 2 hours until bedtime the day of your procedure. It is not uncommon to notice increase discomfort or change location of discomfort up to 72 hours after your injection. You may experience a temporary increase in pain before you feel the benefits from your procedure. This is normal and the pain should decrease within a few days. You may experience some numbness for several hours following your procedure. The local anesthetic may have taken away part or all of your pain temporarily. Be cautious as you resume your normal activities.
You may resume all medication as soon after the procedure as prescribed.
Possible side effects or steroid injections can include facial flushing for several days following your procedure and elevated blood sugar levels. Please notify your family doctor if you experience these symptoms.
Remove bandaid the day after your procedure, notify physician of any temperature over 100 degrees, redness, swelling or drainage from the injection site. Infections are rare but if you notice any of these symptoms, please call the office at 574-251-0498.