PRP/Stem Cell

PRP/Stem cell/via disc injections

9218 Kimmer Drive, Suite 101 Lone Tree, CO 80124
(P): 303-623-2680 (F): 303-623-2814

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE?

If you experience discomfort, you may apply a wrapped ice pack intermittently for the first 24 hours then heat or ice packs thereafter. You may take analgesics such as Tylenol. Avoid ALL NSAID’S (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Naproxen, Aleve) 1 month following the procedure. Do not take extra opioid medications without permission from your physician.

Immediately after the injection, you may experience increased discomfort, the pain will get better over the next 2-4 weeks. It can take up to 1-3 months before you see results from the procedure.

WHAT CAN OR SHOULD I DO AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Diet:  Start with clear liquids, especially if you have had sedation. If your stomach tolerates liquids, slowly advance your diet as tolerated until you have resumed your normal diet. Do not consume alcohol for the next 24 hours.  

Sedation/Anesthesia: If you have had sedation/anesthesia the following applies for the next 12 hours. DO NOT drive, drink alcohol, or use recreational drugs, operate machinery, tools, or firearms, sign important or legal documents. You MUST have a responsible adult with you for 12 hours following sedation/anesthesia. 

Activity: Following your procedure, please rest for the remainder of the day.  No prolonged siting, greater than 30 minutes, bending or twisting activities, or lifting >20 pounds for 4 days.  It is important to stay mobile as walking will prevent muscles from stiffening.

Medications:  Please resume your home medications as indicated on your home medication discharge list. If taking any blood thinners, please refer to the discharge medication list to determine when you may resume your blood thinner. Please do not drive while taking narcotics or muscle relaxants. 

Shower:  You may remove your dressing and shower om the same day of your procedure.  Please avoid all bathtubs, swimming pools, and hot tubs for the next 3 days to avoid submerging your incision site in water. 

Work:   If you were working up until the day of your procedure without complications, you may resume work the following day.

POST PROCEDURE PRECAUTIONS

Please call your physician’s office if you develop any of the following:
  • Local tissue swelling, redness, drainage or severe tenderness at the injection site or NEW onset of radiating pain to a different location of your body.
  • Fever > 100.4 °F
  • Severe headache occurring after the procedure that is worse when standing and/or sitting and is not controlled by medications. This may also be associated with nausea and/or vomiting.
  • You may experience numbness or weakness immediately following the procedure, if this lasts more than 6 hours, please contact your physician. 
  • In the event of any urgent problems or questions, call your physician’s office at the number listed below from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. If you call after hours, the answering service will connect you with the on-call provider. For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. 
  • VMD Pain: 303-750-8100
  • VThe Denver Spine and Pain Institute: 303-327-5511
  • VOrthopedic Centers of Colorado: 303-344-9090

GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM or CALL 911 IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING:

    • Rapid development of bowel or bladder incontinence or inability to urinate within 6 hours.
    • Loss of sensation in the groin/rectal area or loss of strength in arms or legs.
    • High fever, sudden onset of substernal chest pain, or shortness of breath.
    • Severe lethargy, weakness, inability to walk, seizures or onset of confusion.

     

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