What can I expect after the procedure?

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  • On February 12, 2016
Most patients report an immediate pain relief due to the local anesthetic. This will last a few hours. Your pain may return and then continue to lessen over the next few days as the anti-inflammatory has time to work. You may also feel some discomfort at the treatment site which will subside quickly.
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How do I prepare for the treatment?

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  • On February 12, 2016
The treatment has proven to be safe and easy, we encourage you to stop pain medications, including over the counter pain medications, Eight (8) hours in advance. Stop blood thinners 48 hours in advance. Please discuss this with the prescribing Doctor prior to discontinuing blood thinners to be sure it is safe for you to […]
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What happens after the procedure?

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  • On February 12, 2016
Everyone is different, but we recommend that you should have a ride home. It is advisable to take it easy for the day of the procedure. It is helpful to apply ice to the affected area. After the first day you can perform activity as tolerated or as instructed by your physician. You should be […]
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What types of anti-inflammatory medications do you use?

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  • On February 12, 2016
The most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) medication is called TORADOL (ketorolac tromethamine). There are no known side-effects and without contraindications. Additionally, there is no evidence of the rebound effect (inflammation returning at a greater degree than prior to treatment) that is often times experienced when using steroids.
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How long will the relief last?

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  • On February 12, 2016
Your Doctor can best answer this question at your consultation. It will depend on the condition that is being treated.
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Are the procedures painful?

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  • On February 12, 2016
AZ Pain Centers developed a new advanced medical technique called Comfort Technology™ which allows even the most pain sensitive patients to get the help they need. The medications and the techniques used were designed to eliminate pain, not cause more. Most patients will tell us that the procedures are painless, but everyone’s pain tolerance is […]
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