Do you offer IV sedation for pain management procedures?
We offer IV sedation for most procedures performed at our pain management clinic. If interested, please discuss this option with your pain management doctor. IV sedation is administered by an experienced, board-certified anesthesiologist who will be with you throughout the entire procedure to ensure your safety and comfort. If you are going to be sedated, please follow the following instructions:
- Please do not eat solid food for 6-8 hours before your appointment.
- You may drink clear liquids such as water, apple juice or black coffee, up until two hours prior to your scheduled procedure time.
- Please bring an escort with you who can accompany you home.
What can I expect after my procedure?
You will spend a short time in the recovery area and a physician will discharge you when discharge criteria are met. You can go back to work the same day or next day as there is typically no down time. Some procedures provide immediate relief, while others take a few days for full effect. Your doctor will discuss this with you prior to your procedure. You may have some minimal soreness at the injection site which can be managed with ice, Tylenol or Ibuprofen if appropriate. You can remove the band aid the next day.
What can I expect on procedure day?
We require that you check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pain management appointment time and fill out the consent forms for the procedure. All co-pays, co-insurance, and deductible payments are due at the time of the service, unless other arrangements such as a payment plan are made in advance. If you need to cancel or reschedule your procedure please notify us within 24 hours of your scheduled time. We ask that you bring a list of your current medications, allergies, and medical conditions with you, as well as wear loose fitting clothing giving the physicians access to the treatment area. Most procedures are under 30 minutes, and are typically not painful.
Is the office visit and procedures covered by my insurance?
All health insurance plans cover the office visits and pain management procedures. If there is something that your insurance does not cover, you will be notified ahead of time. We accept most health insurance plans. You can call us at 929-363-0303 for more information.
Do you prescribe pain medication?
We do prescribe certain types of pain medication when appropriate. However, Unique Pain Medicine is an opioid free pain management practice. We do not prescribe opioid medication as we do not believe it is an effective long term solution to your pain. This practice is for patients who want to be pain free without the need to take such medications.