Dr. Andre Panagos

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York, NY
24 years experience male

Locations

Spine & Sports Medicine of New York

New York, NY

Address

820 2nd Avenue, Suite 6D, New York, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(212) 682-6979

Insurances accepted

Aetna

CIGNA Health Care

Medicare

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Hip or spine: It could be hip arthritis or a pinched nerve in the lower back.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Car needs to fit: You need to fit into your car as you do into your shoes otherwise your back pain will get much worse.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Myofascial release: Treatments include myofascial release and targeted injections to temporarily relieve any pain and muscle spasms you may have. Stretches are tough to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Possibly: You should see your regular doctor for a full workup. When we think of swelling it is most important to rule out a fracture. You may also have rheumat... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Another ACL tear: You may have torn the acl again or if you just completed surgery, you will need to work on balance further.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Diabetes or alcohol: The most common cause of tingling fingers and feet are diabetes mellitus and excessive alcohol use.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Physical therapy: I would probably recommend seeing a physical therapist for some simple stretches. Also lying down in the fetal position may be helpful as well.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
No: You can have sex, but you have to limit the extreme ranges of motion of the hip. Be creative.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
See below: It could be a muscle spasm, pinched nerve, or in more rare cases a kidney problem or fracture.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Months: Depending on how severe the PCL strain is, it may take several months for complete healing.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: You should see your primary doctor. It may be foreshadowing a more severe condition.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: A baker's cyst is due to knee arthritis. A fungal infection in the joint can make the arthritis worse.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many reasons: It may be related to a peripheral neuropathy or a pinched nerve in the lower back/sciatica.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Maybe: Back pain in the lower back and finger spasms are not directly related anatomically. The only connection may be dehydration.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Change in pressure: When it is raining and cool, it means the barometric pressure is lower than usual which can cause all sorts of aches and pains.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
See your doctor: If you have had muscle weakness for a year, you should have a complete workup to assess for reversible causes. You should discuss your unique medical ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Variable: It ranges from simple local back pain to severe weakness, numbness and tingling in the affected limb.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
No sensation to pain: Hip dysplasia means the hip is not fully seated within the hip socket. This increases your risk of hip joint breakdown and injury. You may have this c... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Arthritis: You probably have arthritis in the lower back or knees. You may also have a pinched nerve in the back.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: Pain usually causes the muscles to spasm and tighten up. This can really limit your ability to walk normally.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Several things: Your friend may have lumbar spinal stenosis, mineral deficiency or a peripheral neuropathy. You should probably have your friend see her doctor.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
See your doctor: This may be due to carpal tunnel syndrome or a pinched nerve in the neck. You should see you doctor to get a formal workup.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes: Severe leg cramps may be related to a mineral deficiency or dehydration. Also this may be related to the medications he may be taking as well.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Rest, ice, arm sling: Rest, ice, arm sling for 1 week. If not better see your doctor.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Second opinion: Research has shown that you have a lower likelihood of improvement with each additional back surgery. I suggest you get a 2nd and/or 3rd opinion befor... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Many things at first: Initially rest, ice, stretching, yoga. If no change after several weeks see your physician for a specific diagnosis and treatment plan.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Continued arthritis: A baker's cyst is due to knee arthritis, so you may continue having pain even when the cyst has been resected.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
No, not normal: The pulling muscle could be due to nerve irritation in the back from the surgery, best to see your surgeon. I am most concerned with the muscle aches ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Wait and see: The only way you know you have a pulled muscle is that the condition improves within 2 weeks.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Pain with inhalation: The most classic symptom is rib pain (often severe) with a deep breath. If the fracture is severe the rib may float independently from the other ribs.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Tendon or muscle: This may be related to an injured muscle or tendon within the shoulder. You should see a sports medicine physician to get a precise diagnosis and trea... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Unknown: There is no study that directly links the two, so you should see your regular doctor to rule out other conditions that may cause acute myositis.
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A male asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
ER: You need to make sure there is no fracture or bony dislocation. The er is a better choice if there is something really wrong.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Yes impacts brain: Yes, it seems to cause muscle twitching due to its effect on your brain. Nerves are not affected by sleep, they are just basically wires that connect ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Variable: It can range from simple tingling to complete numbness and weakness as well as loss of bowel and bladder function. Basically you cannot move that part... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
No: Unless there is a reversible reason for the nerve damage, this dysfunction is not reversible, although it may be managed by a physiatrist or neurologi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Hip exercises: You can do hip flexion and extension exercises which also engage the core without focusing on it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
No: Anaesthetists can order a full compliment of tests as any other physician. There are no specific tests that they personally conduct.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
MRI: An MRI is the best as it shows muscles, tendons and bones.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
No: Burning and numbness is most often related to nerve irritation and damage from disc herniations
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
See your doctor: You need to start moving it otherwise it will become permanent. See your doctor and physical therapist at once. It hurts because the tissues got infla... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Possibly: Possibly this may be related to dehydration, magnesium deficiency or a lower spine problem. If it is bad enough to impact his sleep you should see a p... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Restless leg syndrom: The most common causes are dehydration, magnesium deficiency or sciatica. Some people refer to this as restless leg syndrome.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Variable: In many cases the problem can resolve, but the more severe the discomfort, the more likely you will need treatment. Subsequent mris over several yea... Read More
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Difficult to known: Some patients do not need more than a few days of oxycodone after a knee replacement, whereas several often need the medication for several months.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Strengthening: You should really focus on strengthening your rotator cuff muscles. Make sure you do this with a physical therapist to make sure your are doing it cor... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Systemic condition: You have to make sure that you are not suffering from an inflammatory disease, so a rheumatologist is the place to start.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Nervous system prob: Its an inherited disease that causes damage to the nervous system which can cause many problems which include difficulty with walking, speaking, seein... Read More
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Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Panagos is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading his answers. Highly recommended,
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Panagos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Panagos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This is what I was afraid of. But the information helped.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Awards

2012 Patient Choice Awards

Affiliations

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical College
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