Preparing for an epidural is simple, with an easy-to-follow set of instructions from the Restore Health team. After an initial physical exam and consultation, they may suggest that you:

  • Stop taking or adjust your blood-thinning medications
  • Arrange a ride home for the day of your epidural
  • Avoid eating and drinking for four hours before the epidural

The team also helps you prepare for recovery. You should take the rest of the day off work, but you can safely resume your daily errands and activities the next day.

To learn more about epidurals for pain originating in the spine, call Restore Health, or book a consultation online today.