Suffering from chronic pain? Using the most advanced techniques to administer injections, board-certified anesthesiologists specializing in pain management enable thousands of patients to lead more active and productive lives with minimal or no pain.
Please complete all pre-procedure health history forms on Pre-Surgical Registration tab no later than one week prior to your procedure. Have following lists available:
- your medications, their dosages, and frequency
- surgical procedures you’ve had and their approximate dates
- hospitalizations within past year
What to Expect
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One business day before your scheduled procedure, you will receive a communication after 12pm (either e-mail or phone call based on the communication preferences selected during pre-registration) with instructions to arrive 30-60 minutes in advance of procedure. This is based on the type of anesthesia to be administered and physician preferences. Late arrival may cause scheduling at end of day or rescheduling for another day. Phone cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.
Our entire staff will work with you to ensure your procedure goes smoothly.
You can expect to:
- Change into patient gown
- Walk from pre-op room to operating room with nurse
- Be assisted by nurse onto X-ray table where you will lie on your stomach
- Undergo injection under fluoroscopic (X-ray) guidance while being monitored for blood pressure and oxygen saturation
- Be transported by nurse to Recovery Room on recliner or stretcher
- Receive instructions about post-procedure care
There can be possible side effects, including:
- Red-hot, flushed face
- Headache: Drink caffeinated beverages. Call pain management office if you have severe positional headache.
- For Diabetics: Increase in blood sugar and frequent urination
If you are suffering from any of the chronic pain conditions listed below, Abington Surgical Center’s board certified anesthesiologists offer you a wide variety of treatment options.
Most commonly treated conditions:
- Persistent back or neck pain
- Discogenic pain
- Leg or arm pain
- Post-herpetic neuralgia (Shingles)
- Work-related injuries
- Multiple sclerosis, stroke, or cerebral palsy
- Complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)
- Cancer pain
- Vertebral fractures
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet joint/median branch blocks
- Trigger point injections
- Occipital nerve blocks
- Rhizotomy (radiofrequency)
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Sympathetic nerve blocks
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Implantable pain pumps