Dr. Andrew Germanovich

Pain Management
Orange, CA
15 years experience male

Locations

Desert Pain and Rehabilitation

Rancho Mirage, CA

Address

71780 San Jacinto Drive, Building D, Rancho Mirage, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(760) 862-1888

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

RESTORE Orthopedic and Spine Specialists

Orange, CA

About

Bio

I am a board certified Pain Physician and Anesthesiologist with interests in postural biomechanics, chest wall pain, nerve pain and musculoskeletal pain.

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.

Pain Management

Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: California, Illinois

Languages spoken

English, German, Polish, Russian

Doctor Q&A

764 Answers
154 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Piriformis or SIJ: Are also common causes. Piriformis is a muscle that frequently spasms with improper sitting positions or pelvic imbalance. Sij stands for sacroiliac j... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Obtain a proper: Seat cushion after going through pressure mapping at a rehab facility near you. See an occupational therapist specializing in spinal cord injury. They... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Chest wall: Pain is common. Being terrified doesn't help. Try swimming or cardio exercise to reduce chest wall pain and stretches on a pull up bar. Statistically ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Yes: In a disease state called complex regional pain syndrome type ii.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
No: The amount of radiation you received was still small by comparison to computed tomography (ct) or other radiographic dye studies. You're a male, make ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
ER or Urgent Care: This could represent infection. See a doctor for a physical exam and diagnosis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Pain in the: Ovary, intestine, bladder or appendix. See a doctor if you start having fever, increase in pain, lack of appetite and nausea.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Yes: And many other reasons like stress, poor posture at work or school and caffeine withdrawal. If this lasts and becomes an issue see a pain physician fo... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Feels like the worst: Gas pain you've ever had, but right in the center of your upper abdomen associated with nausea and lack of appetite.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
There are no glass: Lenses in an mri. It's a complex electromagnetic machine that converts induced and detected changes of different tissues in magnetic field into digita... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Genetic: Variation in enzymes that break down alcohol is the most common reason for why some get drunk faster than others.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
If you: Have any symptoms of nausea, vision changes, dizziness, and your blood pressure rises a lot these are signs of bleeding inside your head and immediate... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
A herniated disk: In the lumbar spine can give you this kind of pain by pressing on the nerves that go to your side and to your leg. Best thing for you to do is see a p... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
B or C: Both are transmitted through blood. Most places sterilize their instruments. Don't do it, but if you must go to a reputable place.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Could be one of many: Things. Could be chest wall pain because of rib problem, could be chest pain because of heart, lung, esophagus or stomach problem. See your doctor for... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Doctors don't: Treat mri's, they treat patients. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and let him/her address them.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
See: a pain specialist or a neurologist to make sure your headaches are not due to a mass in the brain, or other structural brain problems. Then follow the... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
General anesthesia: is a state of immobility, no pain sensation, unconsciousness, and stable vital signs. All of that is used to perform surgery for it's duration. Once t... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
See your doctor: for an examination. Could be inflammation of joints between bones and cartilage or could be many other things, therefore a good physical exam is neede... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
No: It's likely result of caffeine excess, sleep deprivation or temporary neurologic irritation. Should resolve on it's own.
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
See a doctor: This could be a salivary gland obstruction, tooth ache, referred pain, or something else. You need a good history and physical exam.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Spondylosis: is a degenerative change in the spine where a disk changes in it's consistency, loses elasticity & height and leads to misalignment of inter-vert... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
If you're not overly: sedated from the tramadol, it will work better in combination with Tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) than Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
You need: Comprehensive care from a physician trained in pain medicine and a rheumatologist both of which need to examine you thoroughly before making treatment... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Drugs are usually: given to prevent another stroke. Recovery requires time and rehabilitation.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
See pain specialist: and ask him to examine you, and about occipital nerve blocks or medial branch nerve blocks in the upper neck to see if they improve your migraines in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Could be cramps: in the muscles or clots in veins or other causes. You need a detailed history and physical exam. See your doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
See your doctor: There are many organs between vagina and stomach and cause of your severe pain needs to be investigated and addressed.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
See your neurologist: For a work up, including HIV, syphilis or other infectious reasons; diabetes, autoimmune or other anatomical abnormalities.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
May help: but you run a risk of infection, bleeding and bruising.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Probably: a normal reaction to very bad news. If this happens again without any provoking incidents, see your doctor.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Lumbar radiculopathy: Is a possible diagnosis, and needs to be confirmed by a physical examination and imaging. See your doctor for an evaluation. A nerve might be compress... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Several: Techniques. Stretches, facilitated positional release, injections, but the best treatment is one that addresses pelvic imbalance, usually with a heel ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
May last a while: You may have a hematoma in the muscle or the tendon, or partial rupture. You should see an orthopedic doctor for a physical examination and or imaging... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Probably heartburn: Given the amount of alcohol you consume and the fact that you're on protonix (pantoprazole) already. See your doctor for further work up.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Quitting Smoking: is the safest and best thing for you right now. Talking to your pain physician about medication and other therapies is an appropriate next step.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Many: Causes like heart or stomach problems, pancreas or gall bladder problems, esophagus pain, rib pain or vertebral misalignment. See your family doctor f... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Esophagus: Tear or injury may be the cause. If the pain continues to be severe and persistent see your doctor right away.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
No: It will make it worse. Ultram is one of the weakest opiods, Methadone is many fold more potent and withdrawal from it is more severe.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
No, but can be: Due to spasm of psoas muscles during climax phase leading to spine compression and pain.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Could be: Arthritis because of infection or inflammation or spine problems. See a doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
No: Centrally acting muscle relaxant. I prescribe it a lot for patients due to short duration and lower sedation compared to others. Great when combined w... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Could be: Gas stretching intestines, could be kidney problem or referred pain from the spine. See your doctor for an exam.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
See a doctor: For an exam. It could be your rib or something inside your chest or upper abdomen. It's hard to tell from description like this.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Psoas?: Psoas muscle can compress your spine when it's in a spasm. Psoas will pull femur against the ilium and ilium against the sacrum to cause sacroiliac jo... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Try alcohol drops: Sold otc to dry out water in the ear. If this doesn't help you may need to see a doctor for possible treatment with antibiotics.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Not long: Its the frequency of dosing that builds up tolerance really fast. Withdrawal risk goes up with tolerance.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Depends on : Who's doing it. If you're doing it yourself, probably not a good idea, because doing it chronically will loosen your neck joint ligaments and worsen t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Trigger point: Injections are temporary solutions. See an osteopathic physician or a physiatrist for a detailed musculoskeletal exam with attention to your posture, ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jun 13, 2013
Impressive thoughts in his answers!
HealthTap member
Jul 6, 2017
You are one of the kindest, caring, and compassionate physicians I have ever met. You care about me and all of my pain. i have never had anyone give a darn about me. i am not good at giving compli...Read More
HealthTap member
Nov 11, 2014
Great Dr to talk too, he asks the right questions and goes over his conclusion with you. Has a sense of humor and good manners.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! In Columbus, GA as of about 4-6mons ago it it has become nearly impossible to obtain. It has really caused me some problems. Thanks much
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for responding so quickly. Was very worried it had something to do with my popliteal artery. Leg aneurysm or something.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I went to my GP and they gave me some sleeping anti depression tablets that work. His opinion: it was caused by draft during sleep. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

ADVOCATE ILLINOIS MASONIC MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Excellence in Research
Top Doctor, Third Place, Orange County Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top Anesthesiologist, Third Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

University of California Los Angeles
Eisenhower medical center
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