FAQs

General Information

What can I expect on my first visit?

At your first visit to Tulsa Pain, we will conduct a comprehensive evaluation. You will need to provide us with as much information ahead of time as you possibly can. For your convenience, we request that you review and complete your new patient paperwork prior to your visit. Please take extra care to fill out the following information on your paperwork:

  • Treatment plans or medical records from your primary care physician, referring physician, or any other medical provider
  • Past medical history including previous procedures and surgeries along with any medical problems
  • X-rays, Laboratory results, or any other diagnostic imaging or testing
  • List of current medications and prescriptions including dosage, frequency. Please include what you are being prescribed each medication for
  • Insurance information
What are your hours?

Tulsa - Monday through Friday 7:30 to 5:00 pm.

Muskogee - Monday through Thursday 7:45 to 4:45 pm.

Bartlesville - By appointment only.

Stillwater - By appointment only.

Can I call in a payment?

Yes by Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or debit card. No electronic checks.

Day of Procedure Instructions

Please note the following instructions on the day of your procedure
  • Eat NO solid food at least 6 hours prior to your appointment if you are getting sedation during your procedure.
  • You may have clear liquids up to 4 hours prior to your appointment if you are getting sedation during your procedure.
  • Take your usual medications with a sip of water (with the exception below).
  • Dress comfortably.
  • BRING A DRIVER especially for those receiving sedation during your procedure.
  • If you are diabetic or taking blood thinning medications, please contact our staff to receive special instructions prior to your procedure appointment. Certain blood thinning medications MUST be stopped prior to your procedure.

Following Your Procedure

Questions to answer
  • How much better are you right now, than before your injection 0-100%?
  • How long did your relief last?
  • What is your level of pain on the pain scale of 0-10 (10 being the worst)?
  • If you are having pain, where is your pain located?

If it has been 7-10 days after your procedure and you have not experienced any significant relief, please contact our clinical department by calling our office and choose option 7. Please leave your name and phone number where you can be reached for a return phone call.

Activity
  • Minimal physical activity the day of your procedure – resume normal activity the following day.
  • If you had sedation, do not drive, operate machinery, drink alcohol or sign important documents for 24 hours.

If your physician asks you to call back with the progress of your injection, call our office at (918) 742-7030, option 7, and please leave a detailed message on our nurse triage line.

For your comfort

A feeling of being "flushed," red faced or even a low grade temperature may occur. If you think you have a fever, take your temperature; if it is greater than 101°, take Tylenol or Aspirin. If the temperature does not come down, call our office.

  • Continue all routine medications.
  • Notify physician if you develop a severe headache or have a sudden change in condition.
  • Apply ice packs to the injection site 3-4 times per day, 20 minutes at a time, for the first 24 hours. You may alternate with ice and heat the following day as you may experience increased pain or discomfort after your injection.
  • You may be sore at the injection site for 2-3 days. THIS IS NORMAL.
  • IF YOU ARE A DIABETIC, YOU SHOULD FOLLOW YOUR BLOOD SUGARS CAREFULLY FOR THE NEXT 5-7 DAYS AS THE STEROIDS CAN CAUSE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR TO INCREASE.
Site of injection

Please notify us of any increased pain, redness, severe swelling, drainage, and fever above 100° or chills at 918-742-7030 or 855-918-PAIN(7246).

If you have any questions regarding your care

If you have any questions regarding your care, please do not hesitate to call the office at (918) 742-7030, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. Should you require emergency care after hours, please call the above number and follow the instructions to page one of our physicians.