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INFORMATION ABOUT DR. SUTHAR

1993

Dr. Suthar completed his undergraduate studies in St. Louis, at Washington University in St. Louis. During his training he was involved in several research projects resulting in medical publication. He completed Medical school from the University of Missouri in June of 1993

1994 – 1997

His Internship was completed at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri in the area of internal medicine. During the period of 1994-1997, Dr.Suthar completed his specialty training in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. He served as the chief resident during his final year.

1997 – 2001

Dr. Suthar is board-certified and licensed in PM&R. From 1997-2001, Dr. Suthar worked with the internationally renowned group the Texas Back Institute, in Dallas, Texas. His practice focused on the non-surgical care of patients with spine-related problems, including spinal injections and EMG/NCS (neurodiagnostic) studies. He served as the medical director for an inpatient chronic pain rehabilitation center. During this time, he became a leader in the evaluation, treatment and education of Osteoporosis.

March 2001 – April 2003

In March 2001-April 2003, Dr. Suthar worked at the Missouri Bone and Joint Center as the only physiatrist in the group. He continued his specialization in spine-care while expanding his practice to include the treatment of general orthopedic problems including sports medicine. Dr. Suthar has become especially active in minimally invasive spinal injections. Through his unique and personalized approach he has separated himself from other physicians who perform spinal injections for spine-related conditions.

May 2003

Armed with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to patient care, Dr. Suthar has developed a new practice:Pain Prevention and Rehabilitation Center (PP&R) opened on May 2003. Dr. Suthar’s practice has focused on the non-surgical management and treatment of spine-related problems (including injection treatment), general orthopedics and nerve/muscle (EMG/NCS) testing. At the PP&R Center, Every patient is given the tools and information to be independent in their own health management, including physical therapy. Emphasis is placed on the quality of life, functional improvement, and long-term well-being.

         

PROCEDURES AND/OR TESTS PERFORMED BY DR. SUTHAR

SPINAL INJECTIONS:

  • SELECTIVE EPIDURAL INJECTIONS
  • LUMBAR TRANSLAMINAR INJECTIONS
  • FACET INJECTIONS
  • SI JOINT INJECTIONS
  • PRP OR HUMAN ALLOGRAFT TREATMENTS
  • FACET RHIZOTOMY
  • JOINT CORTISONE INJECTIONS

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) AND/OR HUMAN ALLOGRAFT TISSUE:

  • ANY LIGAMENT OR TENDON INJURY
  • SOFT TISSUE INJURIES

EXAMPLES INCLUDE:

  • TENNIS OR GOLFER’S ELBOW
  • WRIST TENDONOSIS
  • KNEE SPRAINS/STRAINS
  • CHRONIC BACK PROBLEMS
  • ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES
  • MANY OTHER AREAS

ULTRASOUND FOR DIAGNOSIS AND INJECTION THERAPY:

ULTRASOUND PROVIDES THE ABILITY TO EVALUATE SOFT TISSUE INJURIES WHICH MAY NOT BE EVIDENT WITH ANY OTHER DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS INCLUDING THE MRI. WITH ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE, INJECTIONS CAN BE VISUALIZED WITHOUT EXPOSING PATIENTS TO RADIATION AS WITH X-RAYS.

EMG/NCS STUDIES AND EVALUATION:

  • CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
  • CUBITAL SYNDROME
  • TARSAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
  • PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY
  • RADICULAR PAIN SYNDROMES

DISORDERS TREATED BY DR. SUTHAR

SPINAL ORTHOPEDICS

  • LOW BACK PROBLEMS (SCIATICA, SPINAL STENOSIS, DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE, FACET ARTHRITIS)
  • SPINAL ARTHRITIS
  • NECK INJURIES (WHIPLASH, NECK AND ARM PAIN)
  • ATHLETIC BACK INJURIES
  • OSTEOPOROTIC FRACTURES
  • SCOLIOSIS
  • MUSCULAR INJURIES

GENERAL ORTHOPEDICS

  • CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
  • DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE (HIP/KNEE/SHOULDER)
  • JOINT INJECTIONS
  • TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS
  • TENNIS AND GOLFER’S ELBOW
  • ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES / SHOULDER PROBLEMS
  • MUSCULAR INJURIES: STRAINS/SPRAINS
  • JOINT TENDONITIS OR BURSITIS
  • KNEE ARTHRITIS INCLUDING INJECTIONS
  • FOOT AND/OR ANKLE PROBLEMS
  • PLANTAR FACITIS

OSTEOARTHRITIS

  • MEDICAL MANAGEMENT
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY
  • INJECTIONS (CORTISONE) IN JOINTS
  • “CHICKEN SHOTS”

OSTOPOROSIS (PREVENTION AND TREATMENT)

  • BMD TESTING AND INTERPRETATION
  • OSTEOPOROSIS RISK ASSESSMENT
  • OSTEOPOROSIS PREVENTION
  • MEDICAL EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT

CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES

  • CHRONIC HEADACHES
  • FIBROMYALGIA
  • MYOFASCIAL SYNDROME
  • MUSCULAR INJURIES

Contact Us

13710 Olive Boulevard (Primary Office)
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: 314-469-PAIN (7246)

Fax: 314-469-7251
Exchange: 314-441-6965 (for after-hour Emergencies Only)

Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM