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Dr. Reginald Ajakwe, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 43

Dr. Ajakwe

Comprehensive Spine & Pain Physicians (CSPP)

201 S Buena Vista St Ste 238 Burbank, CA 91505
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Dr. Reginald Ajakwe, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Burbank, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in pain medicine.

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4.3

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dr ajakwe was aggressive, rushed & uncaring. explained NOTHING about proposed procedure. never laid a finger on me, even tho i was hysterical w pain. i’m afraid of him...
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Dr Ajakwe is a competent,compassionate & caring doctor. I consider myself lucky to be his patient because I know that I am in good hands. Sincerely, Gloria Diskin
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In my opinion, since he's my MD: He is ill equipped to provide adequate or appropriate healthcare. Does not return telephone calls, even via staff. If you want a "frightened little boy" as your physician, he might be the right choice. Just my truthful opinion. Current patient who will be moving on rapidly!
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Not impressed. Very impersonal and does not explain anything. I had an epidural done and he put me under...for a shot in the lower back. I was sick for days after. Went to another docter and had another epidural done and it took longer to get the gown on then the shot. Left fine and no problems.
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In the world of pain, an individual can experience so many difficult issues, inside the medical profession. I've dealt with terrible pain most of my life and continue to be dearly grateful for the Dr. Ajakwe team. It's the people in any organization that makes the difference but in this world.... Team Ajakwe rules!
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Dr. Ajakwe, and his team, care. Simply stated, they do what ever they must do to ensure their patients receive the best care. From the moment you walk in and deal with their administration, and through all the stages of the healing process, they take the time to understand how to best resolve your personal issues, then facilitate a program custom suited to your specific needs. I've been extremely impressed with their care and service and would highly recommend their organization.
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In lots of pain due to a ruptured disk pinching a nerve. Referred by cousin, so they squeezed me in right away. Prescribed some meds to help till I get auth for epidural. Caring & thorough, going back Friday.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our philosophy in treating pain conditions is rooted in the belief that Pain is an experience unique to each individual. Our physicians, Dr. Tatevossian and Ajakwe, are board certified and fellowship trained, and will individually evaluate, diagnose,...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

University Of California At Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
Columbia Univrsity Of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, Ny
Residency Hospital
Univerity Of Maryland Medical System
Internship Hospital
2002
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Igbo
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • California Institute of Technology Summer Fellowship, 1995, 1996
  • Most Outstanding Senior Science Major, University of Redlands, 1998
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Pain Medicine, 2009-10

Media & Publications

  • Nozaki-Taguchi N, Chaplan S, Higuera E, Ajakwe R, Yaksh T: Vincristine Induced Allodynia in the Rat., 2001

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(818) 325-2088

Dr. Ajakwe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Health Net
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ajakwe's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ajakwe treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ajakwe treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ajakwe treats Arthritis of the Elbow more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ajakwe treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ajakwe treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ajakwe treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ajakwe's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Locations

Comprehensive Spine & Pain Physicians (CSPP)

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)