If you do not find the answer to your question below, feel free to call us at (855) 235-PAIN (7246) and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to help. If you have a question about your bill, call our billing specialists at (800) 222-1442.
New Patient Questions
You should bring your insurance card, photo identification, a medication list (if you are taking any medications), your primary care doctor's name, phone, and fax numbers, any records that weren't previously faxed to our office, and your insurance co-pay (if applicable). All records can be faxed to (215) 702-7075.
- Any prior pain management records
- MRI/CT/X-ray reports for your area of pain
- Recent records from your primary care and referring physicians
- Medication list from any physicians who are currently prescribing for you
- Notes from past surgeries
Our physicians typically do not prescribe narcotic pain medications on the first visit.
During your consultation, the doctor will review your records and perform a physical exam. He or she will then develop a treatment plan specifically for you.
Our physicians will verify your current medications with other prescribing physicians before beginning a treatment regimen.
Like every medication, steroid injections have some risks and side effects. Although they are rare, the following side effects may occur:
- Infection (According to spine-health.com, 0.1%-0.01% patients experience this with epidural injections)
- Dural puncture “wet tap” headache; improves in a few days
- Hot flashes
- Elevated blood pressure
- High blood sugar (Although this does not occur often, if you experience high blood sugar, contact your primary care physician for treatment.)
Yes, it is normal to have pain after an injection. Everyone's body works differently; some patients feel worse before they feel better, while others feel better right away.
If pain persists, apply ice packs for 10-15 minutes every 4-6 hours. DO NOT use a heating pad for 3-4 days after your injection.
Call the office if you experience any of the following symptoms: fever, persistent headache, bowel/bladder issues, or weakness.