Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
A word about Blood Thinners
All prescription or over-the-counter medications that increase the risk of bleeding must be avoided without exception prior to surgery near your eye. These medications include aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, coagulants, antiplatelets and many common vitamins and herbal medications.
Did you know that even ONE TABLET of ASPRIN taken within 2 weeks before surgery or 5 days after surgery, can result in severe bleeding that might result in permanent vision loss?
Avoid using any of these medications unless you are specifically instructed to continue using them by your doctor. Because most anti-inflammatories and pain relievers contain blood thinning agents, these medications should be avoided. The exception is Tylenol (acetaminophen) For pain control, Tylenol is a safe alternative that can be taken at any time before surgery.
If you are taking warfarin (COUMADIN), HEPARIN or Lovenox, it is very important to discuss this with your doctor before surgery. Typically Coumadin must be discontinued for 5 days prior to surgery. Heparin and LOVENOX must be discontinued 24 hours prior to surgery. However, do not discontinue these medications before consulting your primary care provider or the pharmacists in the Warfarin clinic. Please, contact the warfarin clinic at 866-454-4917 for guidance.
Medications to stop prior to surgery:
Hold these vitamins for 14 days prior to surgery
Hold these herbals for 14 days prior to surgery
Hold these antiplatelet drugs for 7 days prior to surgery
Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories:
Hold these non-steroidals for 7 days prior to surgery
Aspirin Products (including “Baby Aspirin”):
HOLD ALL ASPIRIN FOR 14 DAYS PRIOR TO SURGERY
HOLD THESE MEDICATIONS AS INSTRUCTED BY WARFARIN CLINIC
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder. This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.