If you are allergic to certain pain medication or would prefer something else, please let your doctor know. A few days prior to your procedure, we will call in medication to help with pain control. On the evening before the procedure, you will take one Gabapentin and the morning of the procedure you will take one tablet prior to your procedure. The goal is to avoid chasing your pain. We use long-acting lidocaine in your injections to give you time to get home and take your pain medication before the lidocaine wears off. If you are sensitive to pain medication, start with half of a tablet and see if that works. If a full tablet does not help your pain, you may take two every 4-6 hours with food as needed. We recommend taking pain medication every 4-6 hours the day of your procedure and that night in addition to one Gabapentin at night. The day after your procedure will be one of your most painful days. Continue taking the pain medication throughout the day as needed. After the second day, most patients only need pain medication to help with pain when trying to fall asleep or while sleeping. We recommend continuing your Gabapentin twice daily for 2 weeks after your procedure and the muscle relaxer as needed.