You had an injection to decrease pain and swelling. This may help find the source of your pain.

You may be sore at the injection site for the next 2-4 days. For the first 24 hours, you may apply ice to the site for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off to decrease pain. After 24 hours, you may use heat if needed.

Your pain may go away right away, or it may take a few days. After the medicine wears off you may feel like you have more pain. This is called a pain flare. If this happens:

  • Limit your activities for the first 24 hours.

  • Keep taking your pain medicine as prescribed.

You may take your normal medicines after the injection. Take your pain medicines as directed.
You may have some weakness for the next 3-5 hours, so be careful. No baths or soaking
of the site for the next 24 hours. You may shower.

Signs of Infection

  • Fever over 100.4° F by mouth for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart.

  • Increased redness, swelling around the site.

  • Any drainage from the site.

Who to Call

The day of the procedure, for any problems or concerns call Madison Surgery Center at 608-287-2200 between 6:00am- 5:00pm.

After hours if it is an emergency, please visit your closest emergency room.

If it is not an emergency, please contact the ordering provider’s clinic or the provider’s clinic that performed the procedure. Tell the receptionist you had a procedure that day and need to see your doctor.

To discuss the next steps in your plan of care, contact the provider that ordered your procedure.