Anna Nikachina, M.D.

Pain Management

Dr Anna Nikachina is a physician specializing in rehabilitation and pain management, she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine.


Dr Nikachina helps patients manage acute and chronic pain associated with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. She strongly believes in the power of the mind-body connection and implements approaches oriented to the treatment of the whole patient rather than just individual symptoms, concentrating on restoring patients to their highest level of functionality and quality of life.


Dr Nikachina was born and raised in Siberia, Russia in the large industrial and academic city of Novosibirsk. Following her High School graduation, she enrolled at the State Medical Institute of Novosibirsk State University where she pursued two programs concurrently graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1996, and later with a doctorate of medicine (M.D.) in 1997. Her medical studies included not only Western Medicine approaches but also principles of Eastern Medicine. Dr Nikachina is certified in Acupuncture and Micro Acupuncture (Su Jok Therapy). Following the completion of her medical studies, Dr Nikachina enrolled in a post-doctoral fellowship program and earned a PhD in medical sciences through the Dept. of Pathophysiology while at the same time she was hired as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Novosibirsk State Medical Institute.


In 2002, Dr Nikachina immigrated to Toronto, Canada, and confirmed her medical credentials allowing her to enroll in an internship in general surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, and a year later enter the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program in New York.


Upon completion of her residency training, Dr Nikachina accepted the position of Medical Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at The Aroostook Medical Center in Northern Maine. She also became the Director of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit which in 2013 was ranked by Uniform Date Systems (UDSMR) in the top 10 percentile of nearly 800 rehabilitation facilities across the United States for Medical Rehabilitation. She has gained a unique experience building up a flourishing practice in a rural community starting from the ground up, being the first and only physician in her speciality in an almost 200-mile radius.


Dr Nikachina proudly joins Arrowhead Orthopaedics as part of the growing Pain Management & Rehabilitation Program and treats patients in Redlands, Hemet and Victorville.


Dr Nikachina is a proud mother of two wonderful children. She enjoys working out, reading, yoga and spending time with her family.



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