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Dr. Haleh Agdassi

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Palo Alto , CA
27 years experience female

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Office

Palo Alto , CA

Address

795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto , CA
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Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

115 Answers
48 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Myofacial pain?: Pain near the shoulder blade in your age group that is relieved with massage is most commonly muscular in origin. This can be brought on by poor postu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Acupuncture point: One of the points that is commonly used is the li4 point; which is on the large intestine principal meridian. Your acupuncturist will be familiar wit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Go with her to PT: Grandma is lucky to have you. Physical therapists need honest feed back from patients in order to guide the therapy and/or refer them back to their md... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Trapezius strain?: I am unclear as to why you had injections in your neck. Are you referring to an epidural injection for a cervical spine condition? The painful muscle ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
No: Conservative treatment is recommended first , may include pt/anti inflam med/posture & ergonomics. Other options may include medications that target t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Cure? not likely: Acupuncture has not been clinically proven to cure hammer toes. It may definitely help with the pain and inflammation however. Discuss treatment optio... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See your MD: I am not certain that your wheezing and neck/shoulder pain are related.. Seems like you may have a few different medical concerns. There are many diff... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Confirm the cause: Chronic widespread body pain is the primary symptom of fibromyalgia. The pain has been described as stabbing, deep ache, throbbing, twitching and othe... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
It may: There is sufficient evidence to suggest that therapeutic aquatic exercise is potentially beneficial to patients suffering from chronic low back pain. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Cervical myelopathy: Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a spinal cord disorder that affects older patients. Spondylosis refers to the degenerative changes that occur in t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Further work up: You may have a "pinched nerve" in the lumbar spine. When you run (high impact activity) the nerve can get irritated. You may need further work up, phy... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Multi focus: Moderate to severe neck arthritis can cause referred pain and spasms to the upper back muscles. Massage therapy can be helpful in reducing pain. In or... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Discuss with MD: How long ago was your delivery? It is common to have some back pain in the first few days after an epidural due to musculoligamentous trauma from the ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Limit activities: Without knowing what your shoulder injury is, it is probably safe to say of all activities listed aerobic walking should be fine until diagnosis is ma... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See your doc: Make sure you see your doctor for an evaluation and any diagnostic testing that needs to be done (such as xray to evaluate for scoliosis or stress fra... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Exam first: First see your physician for an exam and any diagnostic testing that is necessary, i.e. Lab work. If clear source of body pain associated with fatigue... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Acupuncture trials: Clinical trials have shown strong evidence that acupuncture can decrease nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. Studies have shown that acupuncture... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Aquatics/acupuncture: Injuries after accidents can unfortunately lead to chronic pain (despite normal imaging tests). It's best to stay active, work with a physical therapi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Fm is a common syndrome associated w/widespread pain; may be accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances, stiffness, cognitive/ memory problems, anxiet... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Dysthymic disorder: Dysthymia is a chronic type of depression in which a person's moods are regularly low. Symptoms are not as severe as with major depression. Symptoms u... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Mult possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Wrist pain with difficulty bending/gripping could be due to tendonitis, arthritis, or other. Multiple joint involvement (w... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Ask your ortho doc: If you had recent surgery it's best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon as they often prefer to work with specific physical therapists that are fa... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Likely not-ck w/ MD: Cervical whiplash injuries can cause a collection of symptoms following an acceleration/deceleration injury typically from motor vehicle accidents. Ca... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Yes to baby: Yes, you can have a baby with fibromyalgia. It is best to be off of medications during pregnancy. Non medication pain relieving options should be cons... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See your dentist: Are you referring to movement of your jaw? If so theses sounds indicate a dysfunction in the tm joint and over time can lead to TMJ disorder. Talk to ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Indirectly: Prolonged exposure to high blood glucose can mostly cause nerve damage. One type is peripheral neuropathy which can cause numbness and tingling (painf... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
No: Tingling in hands and feet is not a common symptom of pseudotumor cerebri. However it could be a side effect of medications used (ie diamox). Discuss ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
12 weeks and >: It depends on the surgery, if pins are placed etc. Typically at the 4th week physical therapy may be prescribed, but expect at least 12 weeks for swel... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Maybe: Crutches are not usually required but if your surgeon recommends them then you will be instructed on use.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Last resort or: When conservative treatments (pt, meds, injections, other) have failed and there is a structural problem causing disabling back and leg symptoms. Seve... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
It's possible: Stress can definitely make back pain worse. It could potentially cause it as well. I would first check in with your doctor for a complete exam, diagno... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Mult. possibilities: Multiple possibilities. You might have a "pinched nerve" in the neck. This can be caused by a disc bulge in the neck that is pressing or irritation a ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
No: You may have a trapezius muscle spasm. If you have pain with rotating or extending your neck (looking over your shoulder and putting your head back) ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Strains and Sprains: Most common cause of back pain is an injury to the muscle or ligament (strains and sprains) due to an acute trauma or overuse syndromes, postural mech... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Concerning: It is not recommended to stay in bed for longer than 2 days for back pain. That being said, an intense activity resulting in severe pain is of concern... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Talk to your MD: If you are having any worsening pain, numbness, or tingling, or difficulty with bowel/bladder function you should seek urgent medical attention. Talk ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
PT and more: If you haven't seen your doctor i would suggest a visit for an evaluation. Stiffness may be due to muscle spasm or arthritic changes or other. An xray... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
? nerve: One theory: if you have an underlying neck or back problem such as a herniated disc, sudden movements such as sneezing or coughing can potentially cau... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Multip possibilities: Low back pain can be caused by various conditions and often a combination of sorts. The history (due to trauma?/how long present/ etc) , severity of ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Need evaluation: Typically disability determination services review your individual case/review medical records and often request a consultative examination with a spe... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Floss & Brush!: Periodontitis is a gum infection/inflammation that can spread and destroy soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth.Researchers have found that ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Not necessarily: Studies are mixed with main conclusion is that it's not the chair but the tasks you perform, how long you sit, and your posture. Best is to take frequ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Serious: All surgeries carry some degree of risk. The "seriousness" of the surgery also depends on what type of surgical procedure is being done, i.E minimally... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
?chronic fatigue sx: One possibility is chronic fatigue syndrome which may be due to a virus (true cause unknown). This is associated with extreme fatigue for at least 6 m... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See your doc: Swollen lymph nodes associated with joint pain can be due to an infection, immune system disorder (such as rheumatoid arthritis) see your doctor for a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
See below: The appropriate treatment depends on accurate diagnosis of the cause. Acupuncture may help temporarily reduce (not cure) tremor in patients with essen... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthenin... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Vitamins: Research has been done looking at magnesium supplements as well as same (supplements containing Amino Acid derivatives) in fibromyalgia pain, however ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Bursitis treatment: There are multiple treatment options in treating hip bursitis. Conservative treatment generally consists of ice, anti inflammatory medication, physica... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Acupuncture treats:: Clinical trials have shown strong evidence that acupuncture can decrease nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. Studies have shown that acupuncture ... Read More

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Aug 11, 2012
Very im pressive & knowledgeable.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Niknia-Agdassi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Niknia-Agdassi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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im in the millitary and dont really trust the doctors here on post. i asked to seek off post care several times and they keep dening me. that makes me feel like they are lying to me. the accident was ...Read More
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THANK YOU DR. NIKNIA AGDASSI, FOR TAKING THE TIME OF DAY TO SHARE IMPORTANT INFORMATON . WE HAVE TALK TO THE DOCTOR BUT THEY JUST GIVE HER MEDICINE FOR PAIN AND THATS ALL. SHE COMPLAINS EVERYDAY ABOUT...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am going for nerve tests in limbs hands and feet .thank you for your quick reply im worried about amputation or clots and blockages.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, MO
MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

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