COVID Questions Answered: Should I delay my injection?

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About the video: Should I delay my injection?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our patient population faces the choice of proceeding or delaying elective procedures. Listen to our experts answer your questions about delaying your injection.

Video Transcription

So I think the most difficult patient population that we’ve struggled with during the pandemic are those patients who’ve had really big disc herniations and are in severe pain. Since the elective procedure ban has been lifted, it’s really important for patients who are in pain to come in and get an injection and get treated sooner than later because the only thing that you’re doing is prolonging your suffering. We have everything set up where we can do safe procedures. You don’t have to be worried about a higher risk of contracting COVID by coming to our facilities for treatment because we’ve taken all the precautions, so that it’s a safe environment for both us serving you and for the patient. The risk that you would run by waiting is worsening of neurologic function, worsening of your quality of life. And we don’t know when this is going to be over, and it just isn’t practical to wait.

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