WHAT IS A PHYSIATRIST?
What is a Physiatrist?
How did this specialty develop?
What types of conditions does a Physiatrist treat?
Physiatrist are physicians who treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. The focus of the specialty is in restoring function and returning individuals to productive vocational and social activities. Physiatrist treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders. They may see a person who lifts a heavy object at work and experiences back pain. A softball player who sprains an ankle and needs rehabilitation to play again or a knitter who has carpal tunnel syndrome. Physiatrist treat patients who also have arthritis, tendonitis, any kind of back pain and work or sports related injuries.
Physiatrist treat very serious disorders of the musculoskeletal system that result in severe functional limitations as well. They are capable of treating a baby with a birth defect, someone who was involved in a very severe car accident or an elderly person with a broken hip. Physiatrist also treat people with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, strokes, amputations, cancer and multiple sclerosis all requiring a long term rehabilitation process to help the individual return to a normal lifestyle as before the injuring event.
How do Physiatrist make a clinical diagnosis?
What kinds of treatments do Physiatrist offer?
Where do Physiatrist practice?
Information on Dr Suthar's practice:
Dr. Suthar is board-certified and licensed in PM&R. His practice at the at the Pain Prevention and Rehabilitation Center focuses on the non-surgical care of patients with back and neck problems. He also treats patients with work-related injuries, musculoskeletal sports injuries, EMG/NCS studies, myofascial pain disorders, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and chronic pain injuries. Dr. Suthar also has extensive clinical training in rehabilitative disorders. In order to provide patients with more choices, Dr. Suthar has integrated ‘Alternative Medicine’ remedies with traditional medical treatments.
In the treatment of spine and orthopedic conditions, Dr. Suthar has extensive experience in injection management. For all spine related injections he utilizes x-ray guidance for specific and safe injection procedures.
Armed with a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to patient care, Dr. Suthar individualizes patient care and emphasizes functional recovery in both the workplace and home. Emphasis is placed on the quality of life, functional restoration, and long-term well-being.
- Spine Care
- Low back problems
- Neck injuries
- Athletic back injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Sports related injuries
- Neurologic disorders
- Myofascial problems
- Osteoporosis(prevention and treatment)
- Chronic pain syndromes
- Arthritis (hip/knee/shoulder)
- Orthopedic Problems
13710 Olive Boulevard (Primary Office)
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: 314-469-PAIN (7246)
Exchange: 314-441-6965 (for after-hour Emergencies Only)
Monday thru Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM