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It depends, as each patient’s situation is unique. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Sanders’ care team before your appointment, and we will be very happy to address any of your questions.
Some patients get immediate relief from a cortisone injection. For others, it may take up to 2 weeks for the injection to take effect. However, most people notice relief within 2 to 3 days. The duration of a cortisone injection can vary greatly. Some will last as long as a year, whereas others may last only a few days. It is also important to know that occasionally pain can get worse following a cortisone injection before it gets better. In the meantime, over the counter pain medications and ice are recommended.
Before your Appointment
If you are a new patient, please arrive to your appointment 15-20 minutes early in order to complete the registration process and to complete paperwork in regard to your condition. In addition, please bring the following:
- Driver’s license or State ID
- Referral (if required by insurer)
- Insurance information
- Copies of operation records, medical records, CD with x-rays, MRIs and CT scans and written reports from prior doctor visits
- List of current medications and any known allergies
If you have records from another physician, provider, or hospital, we encourage you to bring them with you to your appointment. If you do not have a copy, please contact the ordering physician, provider or hospital prior to your TCO appointment to request to have these released to you.