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Spine And Sports Medicine Of New York

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What makes our center unique is our nonsurgical approach to musculoskeletal and orthopedic care.
We focus on reducing pain and loss of function through assessment of biomechanics, kinesiology and targeted therapeutics.

what patients say

  • After two complicated back surgeries in the early seventies I continued to suffer excruciating lower back and sciatic pain. I sought out the finest doctors and rehab facilities. I was very fortunate to have access to some of the best treatment available. Nothing resolved my pain issues until I met Dr. Andre Panagos.  Dr. Panagos discovered the source of my pain when no one else could and treated it with an innovative technique several months ago. I am now pain free for the first time in more than thirty years. He is a compassionate, friendly and open minded physician dedicated to resolving the pain and suffering of his patients.
    There are no words to describe my appreciation to this wonderful man and his extraordinary team.

    Richard N

  • Most compassionate doctor we have met in 111 days at this hospital. Always generous with her time, expertise and smile. Will always be a GREAT doctor.

  • Dr. Panagos took extreme care for my condition on many occasions. He was also instrumental in enabling me too make a trip to France for our Daughters birthday. I was in excruciating back pain and he gave me the formula to be able to sustain myself for a week during that time. He did all of this OUTSIDE of his office time, from his home during the evening. That is my kind of a caring Doctor. 

  • I thought he was one of the most pleasant doctors I have met in recent years. The receptionist man was very polite. The whole experience was something I did not expect in NYC. I would definitely recommend Dr. Panagos to family and friends.

  • To call Dr. Panagos exceptional seems to be a dramatic understatement. Brilliant, realistic, and possessing a bedside manner that is bar none: Dr. Panagos held my hand through a series of epidurals due to a herniated disk. His skill for pain management was able to buoy me through a difficult international job and upon my return, he talked me through the decision to have surgery. Never was I rushed through any of my numerous appointment, but rather, every question was answered with attention and kindness. I would refer anyone to Dr. Panagos with a vote of confidence and with my warmest regards!

    Christina M
  • I think Dr. Panagos and his staff were great.. My appointment was on time and Doctor was very very nice and knows what he doing.. It was my first visit, and I highly recommend Dr. Panagos office.

    Rackyod T
  • Dr. Panagos was very attentive and seemed genuinely caring for me as a patient. It was a refreshing contrast to the wham bam thank you NEXT attitude that I’m used to with most NY physicians.

    Jessica F
  • Excellent doctor! Displays genuine care and is very thorough to diagnose problem. Took time to explain the issue. Highly recommended.

  • Andre is very knowledgeable and did a thorough investigation of the issue. He is a great communicator and described the diagnoses and next steps clearly.

  • Really sharp. Great background and credentials. Very accommodating once he knew leaving country on vacation. Picked up previously unknown BP issue in thorough exam and found possible hernia other doctors missed. Laid out complex diagnostic and treatment plan that made a lot of sense and was comprehensive, but also conservative. Did all the right things. New office. Liked him. Very competent staff too. Recommend without reservations.

  • Dear Dr. Panagos,

    Although I haven’t seen you in a while, I wanted to write you a thank you testimonial because my one visit at your office changed my life.

    When I met you, you immediately heard me, you suggested based on my past medical history (already having seen a doctor and trying physical therapy etc) to have an MRI rather than waiting and making me come back and forth to the office as many other doctors would have tried.

    You then gave me great advice – get a standing desk or you’ll be back for surgery. Your straight talk saved my life in so many ways. In fact,
    I’ve provided your sage advice to many others that standing desks are beneficial especially for people with back pan (or not) or work at companies where long hours required.

    During our visit, you spent time talking to me about the medical facts and my potential for being a candidate for surgery due to my pain from 3 herniated disks, but that it was not the only option. You offered eating tips some closely related to the Paleo Diet (cut out processed foods, eat more fruits, veges, and protein, avoid bread, gaseous foods in my case, limiting dairy, chocolate, common sense, etc) and other pain relief ideas. Believe it or not, I am one of those A type personalities that listened and tried it.

    Soon after I bought a book called Paleo Diet, I adhered to it strictly for the first 30 days then modified as the author suggested, I lost 23 pounds in about 13 months without even trying. Then after many months, I started to resume modified yoga and tennis *sorry just can’t give it up*.

    However, the biggest pain relief I had was time and the “standing desk.” Guess I was one of the lucky ones.

    Thank you again for helping me and going beyond what was required to help my future and provide me the facts about the surgery, alternatives, and healthy choices. I appreciated your visit and sage advice until we may meet again.

    Be well and please feel free to keep in touch.

    I also concur with your thoughts that women take calcium and magnesium together, along with their Vitamin D’s.. etc..

    All great things you managed to say in 1 doctor’s visit to me. It made me feel special.

    You are a great doctor. I never knew there was a cure for “pain” and it was so much about food and managing timing (lots of time).

    Elysa D.

  • I was very impressed. Very thorough. He took his time to really find out what was wrong etc. Very pleased and couldnt be happier

  • Super great doc! Took time to listen and get to the bottom of my pain. I’m lucky to have found such a thorough doc.

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