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Ratings for Dr. Chukwuka C. Okafor

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Everyone at Spine Institute of Central Florida's urgent care center was very helpful and friendly.

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flag | Submitted October 11, 2017

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My pain was in my lower back on the left side. After I had a Rhizotomy at Spine Institute of Central Florida, maybe 20 seconds later the pain was gone before I even got off the procedure table. If someone is having pain like I was having and they don’t have this done they are stupid. I’ll have it done as many times as it takes. It’s a very tolerable procedure and only feels like a little pinch. It’s not even worth talking about because that’s how little it hurts. When Dr. Okafor burns the nerves I didn’t feel it at all. He told me he was finished and I couldn’t believe it but my pain was gone.

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flag | Submitted October 10, 2017

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I’m feeling great and have much pain relief after my kyphoplasty at Spine Institute of Central Florida. It hurt a lot less than I thought it would and I got pain relief within a couple of days. I was having pain maybe up to a level 9 sometimes but I have pain relief now. They take great care of me here and make sure the procedure is done right and I am very, very pleased. I’m amazed at how well I feel.

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flag | Submitted October 10, 2017

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I had a back problem in my lower back, it was aggravating my spinal cord and the pain went down my leg. Injections didn’t work for me and after getting the MRI done it showed I really had a mess going on. Dr. Kyle Merritt even came to me my first visit after getting the MRI and he said he couldn’t believe I was walking without a wheelchair. I’m a Christian and I believe in prayer so I prayed about my situation and it seems I was led to come to Spine Institute of Central Florida and have Dr. Okafor do the surgery. I am very pleased and I have no pain and this is four months after surgery. I’m 81 so I’m real blessed with good health, I’ve had a long and full life and I don’t expect to go anywhere anytime soon. I appreciate everything the staff at Spine Institute of Central Florida has done for me and I would recommend to anyone and I’m real pleased. My wife has also come for her back problems and she got injections. We are both very pleased and would recommend it to anyone.

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flag | Submitted October 10, 2017

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Dr. Okafor was supposed to be the doctor who was supposed to be the surgeon on my neck so I had the chance to have him repair the problem I had and I will never use anyone else and I recommend him to anyone else who wants to be fixed right. I am his unofficial spokesperson!

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flag | Submitted October 9, 2017

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I am very pleased with the doctors and staff at Spine Institute of Central Florida. I came with pain and now I am leaving with good health and no pain! The neck operation was well explained and all went as told. Thank you Dr. Okafor and staff!

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flag | Submitted October 6, 2017

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The staff is wonderful at Spine Institute of Central Florida. They've been very helpful with everything. Kyle spoke with me during all my pre-op appointments and he always took the extra time to make sure I always got all my questions answered, even if I repeated myself! Dr. Okafor took the time to visit me and explain the procedure beforehand. Having spine surgery was terrifying but the staff really took the time to explain everything and it made me feel very comfortable and confident!

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flag | Submitted September 29, 2017

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Nice courteous staff. I never feel rushed when I'm here. Staff always asks hows I am before, during and after session. I enjoy coming here for therapy sessions and will recommend this place when and if the need arises. A++

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flag | Submitted September 29, 2017

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I am well satisfied with his service. Everything Dr. Okafor did he told me first. I am happy with the service at Spine Institute of Central Florida. Thank you very much and God bless you all so very much.

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flag | Submitted July 26, 2017

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I am 4 weeks post op. I had 2 back surgeries in 2 days. Dr. Okafor did a wonderful job. Even only 4 weeks out, I have very little to no back pain at all. It has been years since I felt no pain. I can walk now. Before surgery I couldn't walk from the parking lot to the store. I recommend Dr. Okafor if you are considering back surgery.

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flag | Submitted July 21, 2017

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Dr. Chukwuka C. Okafor's Credentials



Accepting New Patients

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Biography

Board Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). ABIME-certified physicians possess the necessary medical skills and training in physical, behavioral, psychological and occupational assessment. Certification through the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners is a prestigious distinction which sets apart Physicians as internationally recognized medical examiners. They draw upon in-depth experience to perform credible evaluations; provide thorough, objective, written analysis regarding diagnoses, causation, prognosis, maximal medical improvement, impairment, work capacity, appropriateness of care and care management. They testify as an expert medical witness, they recognize the value of impartiality and thoroughness in case evaluation. They strive to conduct timely, cost-effective evaluations abiding by ABIME guidelines of conduct and ethical practice. They exhibit commitment to professional excellence and integrity. They provide the highest quality independent medical examinations, and case reviews. They recognize exaggerated or understated impairment ratings. Reports generated are very credible and reflect evidence based medicine and accepted practices and consistent with the most up to date and current American Medical Association guidelines.


Languages

  • English

Education

  • Boston University School Of Medicine (Grad. 2004)

Other Specialties


Areas of Expertise

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Awards & Recognitions

  • 2009 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Student Education Award
  • 2009 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Exceptional Chief Resident Award for Exceptional Administrative and Educational Program Establishment and Dedicated Leadership.
  • Nigerian National High School Champion in Chemistry and Mathematics (1994).
  • Rhodes Scholarship finalist, 1999.
  • The 1999 John F. Kennedy Award recipient.
  • Dr. Benjamin S. Carson Full Undergraduate Academic Scholarship (1995-1999).
  • 2001 American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Herbert W. Nickens Award recipient
  • National Institute of Health (up to $20,000) Undergraduate Scholarship (1997- ‘98 & 1998-‘99).
  • The 1999 Biochemistry Department Book Prize recipient
  • National Institutes of Health-Minority Graduate Research Assistants Grant -- $31,000 grant (2001).
  • Ronald E. McNair Research Scholarship Award (1996-1999).

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