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Dr. Kenith Paresa

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
LOS ANGELES, CA

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Office

LOS ANGELES, CA

Address

6221 WILSHIRE BLVD., #620, LOS ANGELES, CA
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About

Bio

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specializing in Electrodiagnosis (EMG and NCS) Musculoskeletal Medicine Musculoskeletal Pain Management Former Clinical Chief Dept of PM&R Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
33 Agrees
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unlikely.: It sounds like your spasticity is so tight that it is focal rigidity and is refractory to other treatments. Although the answer is complicated, for b... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ignore: Not all stretching is good. Always warm up before strenuous activity.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Depends on what you consider gentle. Generally, physical therapy, bracing, orthotics, and conservative measures (heat/ice, analgesic balms for muscle ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Feeling a lost limb: The sensation of a limb that has been amputated. Not to be confused with phantom pain, which is an often difficult to treat painful sensation in an ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
May be lumbar: These symptoms may indicate a lumbar radiculopathy (high lumbar with radiation to the groin), a sacroiliac joint problem, hip problem or neuromuscular... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It can be: Test pain response varies but it is usually a bit uncomfortable. It rarely lingers beyond the testing period. Emg technique can diminish the discomf... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not until cleared: You need to be cleared by your doctor for return to activity after a fracture, even stress fractures.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. It sounds like you could have developing atrophy and this can be a sign of significant nerve injury. This should be evalua... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See you doctor: Your doctor needs to be aware of this and a face-face eval, exam and probably lab tests are in order. Especially if these are new(er) findings, your... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Carefully: Emg or electromyography is a test done that requires a trained physician (pmr or neuro md) to insert a thin needle electrode into specific muscles to ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually not: It should only cause some temporary discomfort that should not linger much beyond the testing period>.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ER: If it is truly an acute cervical compression of the "cord" due to an acute traumatic compression, and headache is only one of several symptoms (diffic... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possibly: depending on when the "instability" occurs in motion and whether weakness, pain, range of motion limitation, atrophy are associated, helps determine w... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Generally, yes: "Sciatica" is a layman's term describing pain in the pelvis or low back that radiates down the back of the thigh, below the knee and usually into the ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not really: It is unusual to get an injection (it sounds like an intramuscular steroid injection) on one side that gives you pan radiating symptoms down both side... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Depending on other clinical features, it is common for a physician to order an EMG and or ncs to evaluate this symptom complex as part of a broader ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Generally not: This appears to be an unusual reaction to the testing, though i don't know the specifics of your condition, so please don't take this as an absolute. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possibly.: May be a local problem (ex. Interdigital neuroma), foot problem involving the sole of the foot (ex. Medial plantar neuropathy, tarsal tunnel) or a so... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
May be pinched nerve: If the pain that you feel is worse with bending your neck to the side and slightly backwards, it may be a pinched nerve (radiculopathy). The symptoms ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Perhaps.: This condition sounds like "cubital tunnel syndrome" which is a nerve irritation and possible compression of the ulnar nerve as it courses along the i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Level of training: Generally, Physical Therapists have a more stringent 4 year training program followed by licensing. They can gain additional levels of training, skill... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It depends: It depends on a host of factors. Some important factors are the pre- surgical condition of your quads and hamstrings, your overall general conditionin... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not always: In instances where you have a slight fracture (hairline fracture, small stress fracture) in proximity to a joint but not involving the joint per se, t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See an MD: She needs to see a rheumatologist. These specialists are best equipped to advise and manage her problem, assuming the diagnosis accurate. Unfortunat... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes.: Yes, start with resting the affected region (limb or joint), icing, limb elevation, immobilization are good starting points for arthritic pain. Over-... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Weakness: Peroneal muscular atrophy is also know as charcot marie tooth disease (cmt), a genetic polyneuropathy that results in foot and leg weakness, potential... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Remains the same: Assuming continued complete transection of the nerve after 1 year, it is likely that the atrophy will remain and nerve recovery will not occur.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
In some cases, yes: Depending on cause, simple muscle twitching due to myofascial strain, can be helped by massage. If the twitching persists, then other causes need to ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not at all: These medications do not affect testing results for EMG or NCS/NCV's.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Need EMG: You need an EMG and ncs. If you are having a problem with lateral movement more than dorsiflexion (pointing your foot up), the you may have more sele... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Needle into muscle: In needle EMG (elecromyography) a small needle electrode is inserted into several muscles and measurements are identified through this electrode. The... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not typical: It depends on the problem and the acuteness. Unless you are actively monitoring a condition that has the potential for change (e.g. Guillain barre s... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ligament laxity: You may have developed some ligamentous laxity either as part of the fracture injury or something else. Regardless, it can be associated with instabi... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It depends: It depends on a few factors. You need to know whether the trend of your pain is getting better or worse, whether stretching alleviates or worsens the... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unclear diagnosis.: Clinically a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve) at wither C5 or C6 levels should be distinguishable from the symptoms of cts. A well done EMG and... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AIDP: This condition goes by several names and has a few variants. Commonly seen is aidp-acute inflmmatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. This is a condit... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Likely unreliable: What was probably done was surface EMG and this is not reliable and does not identify osteoarthritis. There are two types of doctors trained in needl... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Several things: It could be one of several things and difficult to say without seeing. More commonly, a radiculopathy (pinched nerve around the spinal canal), a loca... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Usually not: An Achilles tear is usually not compatible with walking normally. Depending on the mechanic cause of the tear, the Achilles trauma can be associated ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Tos radiates, myofascial pain can radiate, shoulder pain can radiate to hand. Radiating symptoms are not always reliable.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
In some cases: In most cases, you do not need to cease any medications. In some cases, doctors my have you hold on blood thinners (coumadin, lovenox) or antiplatele... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A few days: if you twisted your ankle, common description is a "rolled" ankle, severity varies, pain may persist is relatively minor sprains, and it may take seve... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It depends: It depends on the reason you are taking it, how long you are taking it, and what kind of side effects you have. Like any other medication, they can ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Generally not: In most cases, a simple closed fracture without significant movement (displacement) should heal well in an otherwise healthy 19 year old, assuming you... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
EKG cannot be normal: Short answer, yes anxiety CAN cause elevated heart rate, duration varies with degree of anxiety (episode vs. chronic). An EKG should not be "normal" h... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not necessarily: Nerve conduction studies are used to determine CTS among other things. The distal latency number may show mild-moderate-severe slowing (represented b... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible neuropathy: This may be a focal mononeuropathy (example, saphenous neuropathy or deep peroneal neuropathy). Best if you have a thorough evaluation by a neurologi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
One is observed: Generally speaking, muscle weakness is something a patient perceives and something that we can test for in physical examination by doing a manual musc... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See your doc: You would be better off seeing your doctor and an exam is needed. It may be a simple strain at the lumbar level, it may be an irritated or degenerate... Read More

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