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The nurse will give pre-op instructions 1-2 days prior to the procedure. General instructions include:
Most procedures take approximately 20 minutes and are done under local (numbing medicine) anesthesia. However, some procedures and/or patients require use of an oral sedative (relaxing medicine given by mouth). Most patients are able to go home 30 minutes after the procedure. The most common complications after a procedure are:
It is normal for the pain to return for a few days after the procedure while the steroid medicine begins to work.Most treatment plans consist of three visits. A one-week follow-up will be done between visits and after the completion of the treatment plan. Since treatment plans vary from patient to patient, the nurse will give specific post-procedure instructions after each treatment.
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