What should I do to prepare for the procedure?
1) Stop blood thinners such as regular aspirin, Coumadin, and Plavix about a week before the procedure.
2) You may eat until 2 hours before the procedure. Drinking small amounts of liquid is allowed until you arrive for the procedure.
3) Be sure to inform your physician and pain management specialist if you are pregnant, have a history of any bleeding disorder, have ever been allergic to injected solutions, or have a history of diabetes, congestive heart failure, or any other serious health issue.