Why do I need a driver for certain procedures if I'm not getting sedation?
We want to make sure of your safety and the safety of others on the road. Your ability to drive might be affected by a nerve block, for example, which we might use for a sciatic or cortisone injection. If an injection is painful, that may be distracting. We don’t take safe driving lightly.
Why is the follow up scheduled 4 to 6 weeks out? Isn't that too long?
We find it works best to sync our treatment with how your body responds. Most often, we do an injection and then wait 6-8 weeks to see how it works. On your follow-up visit, a 25-30% improvement tells us we’re on the right track.
How many days will I need to take off work?
Your time off depends on where the treatment is directed, whether it’s cellular or PRP, and of course the nature of your work.
When can I start walking/exercising again?
That will depend on your procedure and the state of your overall health. Please consult with your provider at the time of your injection and again at your follow up visit.
What medications can I take over the next day or week or month?
Please be sure to speak to your provider after your procedure. You will leave with specific instructions that must be followed. For example, over the counter pain relievers may impair your healing. It may seem counterintuitive, but inflammation HELPS the healing process.