Pre-Pain Management Instructions

You can help us ensure your safety during your upcoming pain management procedure by carefully following these instructions:

  1. Overlake Surgery Center requires that you have someone over the age of 18 drive you home.
  2. The Procedure you undergo and/or the sedatives may render you unable to drive due to numbness and/or drowsiness.
  3. Please do not eat or drink anything for four (4) hours prior to your scheduled arrival time. It is ok to take any necessary heart or blood pressure medications with a sip of water. A serious medical condition can occur if these guidelines are not followed and your procedure may be cancelled and rescheduled.
  4. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Please leave all jewelry and valuables at home.
  5. Depending on your procedure, you may be asked to stop taking blood thinners prior to your procedure. Please follow your physician’s instructions.
  6. The day before your procedure, you will receive a call from Overlake Surgery Center informing you of your rights and responsibilities.

If you have any questions, please call Overlake Surgery Center at (425) 709-2500 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Post-Pain Management Procedure General Directions

  1. You may experience soreness or tenderness at the area of your treatment. Ice maybe used 20-30 minutes every 2 hours.
  2. You may experience some temporary numbness or weakness from the anesthetic/injection depending on your procedure.
  3. You will receive specific written instructions from your physician post procedure.

Post Sedation Instructions

  1. Do not drive a car or operate machinery or power tools until the next morning.
  2. Do not take tranquilizers or sleeping pills unless specifically ordered by your physician.
  3. Do not drink any alcohol.
  4. Do not sign any legal documents.
  5. Do not assume responsibility in caring for others until you are fully recovered.
  6. Since you may feel dizzy or light headed from the sedation, and for your own safety, a responsible adult must drive you home.


  • Pain that is not relieved by medication.
  • Excessive bleeding at the injection site that is not stopped with 20 minutes of pressure.
  • Fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit (38.4 Centigrade) .
  • Difficulty breathing or speaking .
  • Questions about your procedure.
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