Spinal Injection

The intructions below tell you what to do to get ready for the spinal shot (injection).

BEFORE THE TEST

  • Do not take any blood-thinning medicines as told by your doctor.

  • Tell your doctor if you are taking medicine, supplements, or herbs for arthritis. Do not take any of these herbs:

  • Garlic.

  • Ginseng.

  • Ginkgo.

  • You must be free from any infection. This includes your skin, teeth, kidney, bladder, or lungs. Tell your doctor if you have a:

  • Fever.

  • Runny nose.

  • Cough.

  • Tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to:

  • Contrast dye.

  • Iodine.

  • Medicines used to lessen skin pain.

  • Steroid medicines.

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if there is any chance that you may be pregnant.