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Pain Injection

Sep 21 |

For spine and/or hip injections:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • You will require a driver. Please arrange for a person to drive you to your appointment and back.
  • Your appointment may take up to 2 hours.
  • Discontinuation of blood-thinners, anticoagulants, antiplatelet medication: Please remember to follow this instruction IF provided to you by your referring or consulting physician.
  • Please fast for 4 hours prior to your procedure. Medications (excluding blood thinners) may be taken in the morning with water.
  • If you have diabetes, you will need to remove any blood sugar sensors/transmitters/receivers or insulin pumps as these devices may be exposed to radiation.
  • Please bring a valid health card, any relevant WSIB Information (claim number, date of injury and site of injury) and all your medications with you on the day of your appointment.
  • During the booking of your appointment, you may have been instructed to pick-up your medication from the pharmacy on the day of your procedure. Please remember to do so if this was the instruction provided to you.

For all other injections:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Your appointment may take up to 2 hours.
  • If you have diabetes, you will need to remove any blood sugar sensors/transmitters/receivers or insulin pumps as these devices may be exposed to radiation.
  • Please bring a valid health card, any relevant WSIB Information (claim number, date of injury and site of injury) and all your medications with you on the day of your appointment.
  • During the booking of your appointment, you may have been instructed pick-up your medication from the pharmacy, on the day of your procedure. Please remember to do so if this was the instruction provided to you.