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What happens on the day of my pain management procedure?
You will receive specific education and instructions on the procedure that you have been scheduled for after discussion with the physician. Generally most injections require you to have a responsible adult with you to drive you home after the procedure. If you do not have someone to drive you home, your procedure will need to be rescheduled. You can take your medications and eat a light meal prior to your procedure unless otherwise instructed. You are advised not to work or return to work the day of the procedure. You will be advised to go home and rest for the remainder of the day.
Arrive at the scheduled time that was provided to you when your appointment was scheduled. You do not need to arrive any sooner. After registration, a nurse will review any changes in your health, review your medications, obtain your vital signs and answer any questions you may have prior to your injection. After the injection, you will have a short recovery where a nurse will review your discharge instructions and provide you with any follow up visits.
What should I expect during my first visit to the Pain Clinic?
You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your medical history and pain, and will be examined and evaluated. You may download this form and bring the completed form to your visit. An individualized treatment plan will be developed for you relating to the nature of your pain. Treatment will be performed at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital as an outpatient basis.
What should I bring with me to my pain management appointment?
Please bring with you to your appointment any medical records or X-ray reports you have related to your pain, medications you are currently taking, and any information you have relating to health insurance coverage.
How do I set up an appointment at the Pain Clinic?
Your physician needs to set up your initial referral to the Pain Management Center. Your physician can either contact our office to initiate your referral request or fax to us directly your demographics, office notes with a history describing your pain and reason for referral, including current medications as well as an outline of any previous medications, tests, X-rays and treatments.
Who should I contact if I have a billing question?
The billing department is available Monday thru Friday form 8-4:30 to answer your billing questions. You may dial the number of the Biller handling your account as shown on your statement or you may call 603-890-7600 to be directed to that person.