Injection Aftercare

You may feel weak or tired after your injection so we advise you rest for the remainder of the day. You may remove the plasters the following morning. There may be some bruising, spot bleeding and pain at the injection site and this is quite common.

Work

It is safe to return to work the next day. If you have a physically demanding job, then it may be best to perform light duties for the next day or two. As part of a healthy back regimen it is important to have regular short breaks from prolonged sitting/standing and remain active during the day.

Social and sporting activities

You may return to your normal exercise regime the day after your injections. There are no sporting/social activities which are prohibited. Obviously, if a particular activity aggravates the condition, it would be sensible to stop this.

A common misconception is that yoga is good for strengthening the back, when in fact pilates is a much better exercise for strengthening core muscles and improving posture. Yoga is however beneficial for flexibility.

Driving & Travel

Please note that if you have had sedation, the drug remains in your blood system for about 24 hours. During this period you must not drive. You should organise an escort to collect you from the hospital. Alternatively the hospital can arrange a taxi for you. If you need to travel by plane within a few days of discharge, ensure you take regular breaks from prolonged periods of sitting.

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