Alex Levchenko, DO

INTERVENTIONAL PHYSIATRIST
SPORTS AND SPINE MEDICINE, EMG
Alex Levchenko, DO
  • College: New York University, New York, NY
  • Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Alex Levchenko, DO is a board certified, fellowship-trained physician. He specializes in the non-operative treatment of spine, joint and muscle pain. With an emphasis on image-guided interventional procedures using steroidal medications, viscosupplementation, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Dr. Levchenko’s goal is to return patients safely to their best function through a comprehensive treatment protocol. This also includes non-opioid medications, patient education and physical therapy. He is an expert in performing such treatments as fluoroscopically-guided epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, medial branch nerve blocks, radio frequency ablations, and ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections. Dr. Levchenko also performs electrodiagnostic studies (EMG).

Dr. Levchenko earned his fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation at the Spine Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He completed his residency training and served as Chief Resident at the world-renowned Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center, with clinical rotations at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Center for Musculoskeletal Care.Dr. Levchenko has contributed to publications, textbooks and clinical guides in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment, and pain management. He also has presented at national conferences and scientific meetings.

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Testimonials

I would like to say a special “ Thank you “ to Doctor Alexandr Levchenko/ pain management / . Great doctor with impressive knowledge of spine related ( but not only ) neurological, degenerative, etc. conditions. I do suffer from severe neurological disorder that developed as a result of untreated bacterial infection. Last June I ended up in ICU -one of the “ Best Hospitals in Manhattan “. Had Sepsis with multiple organs disfunction caused by bacterimia. Plus -All my nerves were burning in flames, it felt like my back was broken in multiple places- just excruciating pain. Acute join pain. Despite obvious inflammatory markers, Bandemia, CRP at 13 ,neutropenia, abnormal WBC, 104 f, liver disfunction and other symptoms of bacterial infection I was misdiagnosed with….Lymphoma Cancer ( do not ask me how ). I am lucky I refused surgical lymph node biopsy. But – no surgery- no money for the hospital so…. … “ great doctors “ sent me home with “A – typical presentation of Mononucleosis. “ ( unclear why , since I only had EBV IGG elevated ) . Obviously no meds were given. Since “ it will resolve on its own “ Well , it did NOT. Untreated bacterial Infection manifested causing severe reactive neurological complications- the list goes on and on . Being healthy and fit all my life I ended up bed bound with excruciating daily pain. Dr Levchenko did everything in his power to help to ease my condition. I was finally diagnosed by infectious disease doctor. And started IV antibiotic treatment. Pain management, while having acute infection does present certain challenges to say the least . So we had to “ dance around it .” Dr. Levchenko is very professional and treated me , considering I have severe inflammatory infection . ( as I know now certain pain management options are not available or could even be dangerous because of the presence of bacteria) . Besides his knowledge of neurological spine related disorders is very impressive. And I wish my neurologist/ who was absolutely useless all this time / would possess such precise knowledge and expertise. I also want to mention that Dr. L has great listening skills, he never rushed me , always answered my at times ignorant questions. Above, his medical records are excellent, which is so important to me , since I am still going to different specialists and it’s just hard to tell the “ story “ over and over again. I wish you would never have to see a pain management specialist, but if you do – I hope my review was helpful. (5 Star Google Review from O.A.)

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WEBINARS 

Non-Surgical Solutions for Back Pain

VIDEOS

Dr. Levchenko discusses Regenerative Medicine to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain

AFFILIATIONS

Spine Intervention Society
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Trustee
American Osteopathic Association

CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationPain Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

PUBLICATIONS

Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide, Editors: SB Kahn, RY Xu, Section Editors: T Riolo, Levchenko A, D McCarthy, A Castillo. To be published by Springer in April 2017

Levchenko A, T Riolo. Lateral Epicondylitis, Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide, SB Kahn, RY Xu Ed, To be published by Springer in April 2017.

T Riolo, B Forzani, Levchenko A, Injections in Patients with Bleeding Risks and Comorbid Conditions, Pain Management and Palliative Care: A Comprehensive Guide, KA Sackheim, Ed, Springer, 2015

Howell, M, Levchenko, A, Chowdhury, N: Functional deficits with a rare case of swimming induced acute bilateral lower extremities compartment syndrome: A Case Report. Presented at 2014 Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) annual meeting.

Shulman, R, Levchenko, A, Lombardo, S, Walkoski, S, Moroz, A: Trigger Finger in a Diabetic Male Successfully treated with Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Case Report.” Published in February 2013 issue of “Medical Acupuncture”

Levchenko, A., Castellano, J., Tabije, K., Sukhov,R: Rehabilitation challenges in a child with irreversible ischemic changes in the left lower extremity following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A Case Report. Presented at 2013 American Academy of PM&R (AAPM&R) annual meeting.

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08/12/2019