You will be offered pain relief and advised to rest for an hour after the procedure. You will have your blood pressure, pulse and wound site checked by nursing staff.
- You may eat and drink as usual. After you have passed urine, you may go home.
- Please arrange for transport, as it is unwise to drive on the day of the procedure.
- You will be able to resume your normal activities within the next 1-2 days.
How do I get the results?
You will normally receive the results of the procedure in your follow up outpatient appointment, although occasionally the neurosurgeon will advise you during the procedure.
What are the treatments that may be an option after this procedure?
Any further treatment options following this procedure will be discussed with you at your follow up outpatient appointment.
Please note that this procedure is carried out to help us to discover the source of your pain. It will not cure the pain, but will allow us to plan for future treatment.
If you have any concerns or questions please contact the Neurosciences Senior Nurse 0191 233 6161 (switchboard) bleep 1714 at any time, or during work hours contact your consultant’s secretary.