Dr. Jonathan Lau

Anesthesiology
Pasadena , CA
25 years experience male

Locations

JBL Anesthesia

Pasadena , CA

Address

556 S Fair Oaks Ave #101-501, Pasadena , CA
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About

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Osteopathic trained physician specializing in Anesthesia practicing in southern California. Interests in Regional Anesthesia Outpatient Surgeries.

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Anesthesiology

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43 Answers
10 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): I have not heard of any side effects o Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) causing back pain. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Rib & back pain: I would recommend to see your physician. This can be back pain refering to the ribs, a slipped vertebral disk impinging on the spinal cord & nerves th... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Pregnancy overlooked: Usually a pregnancy blood test is very accurate, but there can be mix up and errors. Usually nausea and stomach ache starts in 2-3 rd months. But if y... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
COULD BE YOUR OVERY: Back pain to abdominal pain could be caused by kidneys, overies, then an inflammed bowel syndrome can be felt as craps in the back that then center on... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Leg pain: #1 reason is pulled muscle. Then sciatica from a tight muscle or back muscles tightening on the nerves coming down to the leg.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Not much chance: Growth spurts are completed in males by 18-20 years old. The growth plates in the long bones fuse by then. There has been reports that older males hav... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Back pain : Yes gastric reflux can cause back pain when the acid from the stomach irritates the esophogeal lining or heart burn. You need to see your doctor to di... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Legs hurt when down: Not sure, could be sciatica, or piraformis syndrome. You may need to see your physician so to get an xray or other tests to see why your legs hurt.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Frequent urination: Sound like a urinary infection. Please see your private physician to evaluate the symptoms and see what can be done. If its an infection, simple anti... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Weird symptoms: Could be hormonal. Like thyroid problems. I would go see your physician as this can be an easy problem to solve.
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Erection: I am not aware of any side effects for Gabapentin or tramadol for erection. If this persists for more than 4 hours constantly, i would goto the er for... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Novacaine: An over dose of novacaine can cause arrhythmias which can lead to a heart attack. Epinephrine can cause tachycardia which can lead to heart ischemia... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Carbocaine: It usually used by dental specialists. It can last 1-5 hrs from the injection, depending on your blood flow to where in jected and your metabolism.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Back pain : I would rest the back and hamstrings so upper body exercises can be done for now. If you dont aggravate your back doing them. If you do, stop and take... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Allergies: If you can take an allergy pill over the counter like Allegra and the symptoms are relieved then most likely its allergies. If they do not then you ma... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Stress is a factor: Stress can cause many things as high blood pressure, weight gain, anxiety, etc. Stress can tense your nerves in turn tighten your muscles to where th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Not really: External hemorrhoids usually dont cause back pain. Internal ones unless they are causing bowel obstruction do not hurt also. Im sure some preporation ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Back pain: While vomiting and having diahrea can cause abd pain and straining causing back spasms. This could also be kidney stones or appendicitis. Really can b... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Upper leg pain jogn: If you have changed shoes or jog differently then this can cause muscle spasm in the upper leg and hip areas. Or this can be just "wear and tear" on t... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Blood pressure: Not knowing your medical history or normal BP measurements, these BP readings sound ok. Low normal. If you are feel light headed or fainting, i would ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Very quickly: Hiv can not live out side the human body host for a long time. If the blood is dry its most likely not contagious. If its still wet or less than 10 m... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Lidocaine jelly: If the herpese is causing shingles, then yes it can help, but if its herpese 1, taking a prescription from your doctor can help fight the virus and y... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain should always be taken seriously. You should get checked by a cardiologist to rule out if its a heart attack. If these symptoms do not reso... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Back pain: If the surgery is recent, then scar tissue is far from the cause of the back pain. It is most likely the position of the stirups during surgery that ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Flu: Sounds like the flu, but should see your physician to get checked out. May need an IV to rehydrate you if you are unable to keep liquids down or unabl... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Accupuncture: You can try non steroidal medications like advil (ibuprofen). Accupuncture can help over time with a few sessions. Icy hot cream and patches can help.... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Hip and leg pain: Sounds like edema and the pain could be from a clot in your leg. Red circles could be blood pooling in your leg. Plus could be an insect bite like fro... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Chest pain: In any event where chest pain is felt as pressure or squeezing, there my be concern. This maybe a prelude to a heart attack or a blockage in the vesse... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
NEED TO CHECK HEART: She might have a congenital malformation in the heart. She need to get checked out. Please see a doctor in the er or your private doctor to evaluate a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Back pain : Yes reflux can cause back pain especially while pregnant. Talk to you ob/gyn to see what can be done for this. Other wise need to wait till the pregna... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
A scan is needed: I would see the doctor as this can be a brain issue or a nerve issue.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Not 600 mg of oxycod: Oxaprozin or Daypro (oxaprozin) is a non steroidal anti inflammatory medication. Oxycodone is a controlled susbstance for pain. 600mg is a large dose ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical interventi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Back ache with squat: If you have a pre-existing condition with your back, then doing "burpees" can inflame the back muscles if done incorrectly. Crossfit is an intense wo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Oxycodone doesn't: Oxycodone does not have codeine. The metabolites are different and activate different receptors in the body, however, the receptors are very close to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Back pain : I can only think of kidney stones and muscle tightness and cramps that cause back pain. Constipation can only cause back pain if you are straining re... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Hydrocodone &tylenol: I would not take hydrocodone and tylenol (acetaminophen) together as both of these medication contain tylenol (acetaminophen) and over dose of tylenol... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
POSITION OF SURGERY: Most likely the position of your legs during surgery are the cause of back pain which should resolve in a few days. Advil (ibuprofen) and a massage s... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Back pain : Back pain can be felt from both of these , however, the overies and bowels would have to be in the posterior part of your abdomen to cause these sympt... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Carbs: You can try to cut out sugar and carbohydrates. Or at least minimize your intake. 70lbs in 7 months is 1.25lbs a week. I can be done with diet and exe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Yes a good combo: Yes one is a muscle relaxant the other is a pain relief medication. This is a common prescription given to patients for back pain nor relieved by nsa... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Abd pain with back: I would see your ob/gyn doc as this can be an ovarian problem. They would have to do some ultra sound tests and /or scan your to see if that the probl... Read More
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Sep 13, 2013
Thank you Dr. Lau, for your insight and help with dealing with difficult questions. Keep up the great job!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lau is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lau is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have the stimulator implanted and it didn't work.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, I will see one right away.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I was thinking it was stress.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

University of Southern California

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