Instructions for your upcoming Dorsal Column Stimulator trial
If you have an appointment for a dorsal column stimulator, you must comply with the following instructions:
1. For 7 days before your procedure, 5 days while the leads are in place and 24 hours after the leads are removed (13 days total) you must discontinue all:
- Prescription blood thinners – you must obtain permission to do so from the physician who is prescribing your blood thinner and we must receive a copy of that clearance prior to being scheduled.
- All aspirin products. This includes regular strength aspirin, baby or 81 mg aspirin, Goody’s and BC powders, Alka Seltzer and any other over the counter medicine that includes aspirin
- Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory medication (NSAIDS) such as Motrin/ibuprofen and Aleve/naproxen
- Fish Oil, Krill Oil
- Vitamin E