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Please note that the following are recommendations which serve to reduce the possibility of an adverse problem. If a specific instruction(s) poises a problem please review with the PP&R staff.


  • Do not drive or operate any machinery or power tools for 12 hours.
  • Do not drink any alcoholic beverages for 12 hours.
  • Do not make any important decisions or sign any legal documents for 12 hours.
  • Do not perform any activity requiring alertness or coordination for 12 hours.
  • We suggest that a responsible adult remain with you for at least 12 hours after discharge home.
  • You may resume your regular diet. Increase your intake of fluids for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Plan for a “lazy day”; do not go back to work, shopping or housework.
  • Apply ice packs every 1-2 hours as instructed (not directly on skin, over injection site).
  • You may resume taking your medications unless otherwise instructed at the time of the procedure.
  • Any numbness from injections should resolve within 24 hours.
  • Bruising, soreness, minimal swelling, and spots of blood are normal occurrences from this procedure.
  • Contact Dr.Suthar’s office or your referring physician to report any concerns.

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)

Monday thru Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM