1 AnswerDr Linda S. Katz, MD, OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology), answered on behalf of West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
1 AnswerIt is possible that serious side effects may occur following a spinal injection procedure. Call your doctor or go to the emergency room if you experience any of the following:
- Severe pain or headache
- Fever or chills
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Progressive weakness
- Redness or swelling around the injection site
1 AnswerIf you have had a spinal injection, it takes a few days, even a week or longer, for the steroid medicine to reduce inflammation and pain. Your doctor may want to follow-up with you in 1-3 weeks.
1 AnswerOn the day of your spinal injection, you should arrive a little early to fill out any necessary paperwork before the procedure. Have your insurance information with you.
- For your benefit and safety, current medical information may be requested again.
- It is important to alert your doctor if you are experiencing any new or recent medical problems. Your doctor may give you a brief physical exam.
- You may receive an intravenous (IV) line before the procedure.
1 AnswerIf you are having a spinal injection, you may need to stop taking some of your medication before the procedure -- ask your healthcare provider. Generally, you should continue to take medicines necessary to your health, such as blood pressure or thyroid medicines. It is safe to take products containing acetaminophen (such as Tylenol).
1 AnswerDr Suzanne Levine, DPM, Podiatric Medicine, answered
1 AnswerTotal shoulder resurfacing is far less invasive than traditional shoulder replacement surgery, and people can go home the same day. Prosthetic complications are minimized, and the rehabilitation can start fairly quickly. Restoration of motion and strength is achieved with more reliability and with less pain.
One very exciting result of total shoulder resurfacing is that it doesn’t burn any bridges -- you can always go back and do traditional replacement surgery if it doesn’t work.
1 AnswerDr. Devi Nampiaparampil, MD, Pain Medicine, answered
Pain patches contain different medications inside them; when applied to the skin, they deliver pain relief locally to the area. Watch pain management expert Devi Nampiaparampil, MD, describe the common ingredients and benefits of using pain patches.