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Your physician may refer you to High Point Surgery Center for a pain management procedure.  This may decrease your pain and help you maintain better physical function.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept self referrals.

Pain management procedures vary, depending on the type of pain being treated.  Common procedures include epidural steroid injections for neck and lower back pain, as well as nerve blocks for pain in the arms, legs, back or chest.  The pain management physician will discuss your procedure, explaining the risks, benefits, alternative treatments and expected results with you.  Any questions you have will be answered prior to your procedure.

Pain management procedures are performed by physicians, such as physiatrists and anesthesiologists, who are specially trained to evaluate and treat pain.


About The Procedure

Pain Management procedures usually take 10-30 minutes, followed by 15-30 minutes of observation.
Frequently, medications are given to decrease anxiety and provide comfort during the procedure.  A local anesthetic is commonly used at the procedure site.  Most patients feel little discomfort.

Fluoroscopy (x-ray) may be used during certain pain management procedures.  Be sure to inform your physician and High Point Surgery Center staff if you are pregnant or even think you may be pregnant.


After The Procedure

Mild soreness and bruising may be expected.  If this occurs, over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen (for example, Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) should relieve this type of discomfort.  At home, an ice pack may be applied at the site of the injection.

After your pain management procedure is completed, follow-up care will be provided by your referring physician.


If You Have Questions

High Point Surgery Center wants you to have all the information you need about your pain management procedure.  If you have questions, please contact High Point Surgery Center (336-878-6068).  Also, contact High Point Surgery Center (336-878-6068) between 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on the workday (Monday-Friday) before your procedure to obtain your procedure time.


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