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Woodruff, WI 54568
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Pre-Admission Instructions for Pain Patients

  • If you are having a low back injection, wear loose fitting elastic waist pants.  Do not wear jeans or any pants with metal around your waist area.  Remove belly piercings. 
  • If you are having a neck injection, do not wear any metal earrings or necklaces.
  • If you have a latex allergy or if you think you may be pregnant, please call the surgery center as soon as possible at 715-358-8600.
  • Do not take Metformin (Glucophage) the day before, the day of, or the day after your procedure.
  • Do not take aspirin, vitamin E, Fish Oil or Omega Fatty Acids for 7 days prior to your procedure.  If you have taken any of these, please inform your physician as soon as possible
  • Do not take NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Ibuprofen or Aleve for 3 days prior to your procedure.  If you have taken any of these, please inform your physician as soon as possible.
  • If you take blood thinning medications for your heart, like Aspirin, Coumadin or Plavix, contact your physician or cardiologist for guidance regarding how long you should stop your medication prior to your procedure.
  • Continue taking all your prescription medications, even the morning of your procedure, unless otherwise directed.  If you are still not sure what to do about any medications, refer to your packet or call the physician’s office.
  • Bring a photo ID (minors do not need ID, but primary insured party does need to bring theirs), your insurance card (if appropriate), and your form of payment (if required).
  • If you have any questions regarding your procedure, please contact your physician’s office or the Northwoods Surgery Center at 715-358-8600.