International Pain Specialists in Napperville, IL

Click to Call: 1-877-87DrJim

Monday, October 14, 2019

Post Procedure Instructions for:

  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar or Caudal
  • Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Medial Branch Blocks

Following your procedure, please follow these instructions:

  1. Continue to take your medications as prescribed. An ice pack placed on the injection site for 20 minutes on, then 20 minutes off may also be helpful.
  2. Remove band-aid from injection site when bleeding stops. (Leave on no longer than 24 hours as the adhesive may cause skin irritation.)
  3. Common side effects from steroid injections include:
    • Flushing or feeling of warmth
    • Increased water retention
    • Leg cramps
    • Increase in appetite
    • Increase in blood glucose levels. Note: If you are diabetic, you should monitor your blood sugar levels closely.

*These side effects are to be expected and should not be cause for concern.

If you experience any of the following symptoms within 48 hours after today’s procedure, please call the office at 877-87 DR JIM (877-873-7546)

    • Redness, swelling, and/or drainage at the injection site
    • Fever and/or chills
    • Severe headache
    • An increase in numbness and tingling in arms or legs

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We provide accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. We work closely with case managers and claims adjusters to allow our patients a seamless return to work, with assignment to light duty as indicated.


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