Dr. Reginald Ajakwe, MD

Dr. Reginald Ajakwe, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Reginald Ajakwe, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Burbank, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in pain medicine and interventional pain medicine.

201 S Buena Vista St Ste 238

Burbank, CA 91505

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Motion Picture Industry Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Ajakwe's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ajakwe "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, and offer all current pain management treatment options available. Recent advances in minnimally invasive surgical procedures and implantations as well as traditional interventional injections are performed to manage difficult to treat and complex pain conditions. Conditions such as chronic neck and back pain not responsive to treatment or surgery are effectively managed at CPP using multiple modalities including: medications, rehabilitation therapy, injections, minor surgery, psychology care, and alternative medicine. Our office location in the famous Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, California allows us to provide multiple services all under one roof. At CPP, we want to be your ally in fighting chronic pain."


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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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 Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Igbo
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ajakwe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ajakwe to family and friends
30 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ajakwe's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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.......more
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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...more
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