Please let us know in advance if you have any allergies to IV contrast dye

Pain medication may need to be held so that you arrive with a pain score of at least 4/10.

No need to stop blood thinners for any Facet Block, Medial Branch Block or Radiofrequency Lesioning

Any Cervical (neck) or Thoracic (mid-back) injections, Spinal Cord Stimulator Trials/ Implants, Discograms, and Vertebroplasty procedures require that you be  

Off Aspirin/Aggrenox /Plavix x 7 days.    

Off other blood thinners  (Eliquis, Xarelto, Ticlid, and Pradaxa) x 5 days.

Off all NSAIDS x 3 days (see list).

Off Heparin, Lovenox x 24 hours.    

With Lumbar or low back injections you may continue NSAID medications

EXAMPLE  “off x 3 days” means that you have not taken the medication for 3 full days before the day of your procedure.

NSAIDS include the following medications: Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Nuprin, Arthrotec, Diclofenac, Voltaren, Lodine, Vicoprofen, Ketorolac/Toradol, Meloxicam/Mobic, Relafen/Nabumetone, Naproxen/Naprosyn, Daypro, Feldene, Clinoril/Sulindac, Tolmetin/Tolectin.


Revised 5/17/17