Unlike some of the other injections, we want you to be active within the first 4-6 hours after this injection. This is important to help us determine if the procedure is successful. Do not drive the day of the injection if you have had any form of anesthesia.
You can continue your regular diet and medications immediately.
Please record your percentage of pain relief for the first 4-6 hours after the injection. Your response after this initial injection will be a major deciding factor in determining whether a confirmation injection is to be performed. In some cases, it may take up to a week for the steroid to begin working. If you don’t feel better within the first two weeks, see your doctor to discuss different treatment options. If platelet rich plasma is used, please allow for 6-8 weeks to see if the injection works.