The procedures regularly performed either on site at Advanced Pain Management Center or at the Northeast Ambulatory Center include:
Surgery or procedure preparation is unique to the particular procedure or surgery being performed.
Dr. Anil Kumar will ask you to be at Advanced Pain Management Center or the Northeast Ambulatory Center in advance of the actual procedure or surgery time so you can be properly prepped for surgery.
You will probably be told not to eat or drink prior to your procedure. This is recommended when you are under anesthesia of any type, as vomiting while under anesthesia can lead to serious complications like aspiration pneumonia. Dr. Kumar will let you know exactly how far in advance of the procedure you should stop eating and drinking.
You may also need to stop taking certain medications ahead of your surgery or procedure. This can include aspirin and blood thinners. Other medications may need to be adjusted prior to the procedure. Dr. Kumar will let you know when to resume normal medication use.
There may also be other recommendations as well, including not wearing makeup, contact lenses, or dentures.
As the local anesthetic starts to wear off, you may have some mild discomfort at the injection sites. Most people experience significant pain relief within a few days of treatments like facet joint injections, but everyone is unique. You can return to your routine the next day or whenever you feel ready.
Treatments such as facet joint injections can be repeated after several months if this treatment gives you the needed relief. Dr. Kumar will discuss the need or advisability of future treatments with you and give you a roadmap to your pain relief.
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