Dr. Adaku U. Nwachuku is a fellowship-trained physiatrist. She specializes in treating musculoskeletal pain without surgery, using a combination of conservative treatments, such as therapy to restore biomechanics, interventional pain procedures, and medications.

Dr. Nwachuku has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as in medical journals. In addition, she coordinates and participates in medical missions to Nigeria.


  • MD−New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internship−Long Beach Medical Center in Long Beach, NY
  • Residency−Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
  • Fellowship−Musculoskeletal/Interventional Pain, Rehab NY, Amherst, NY
  • MBA−New York Institute of Technology

Areas of Specialization

  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Nerve conditions

Clinic Information:

Adaku U. Nwachuku MD
American Spine
12070 Old Line Center
Waldorf, MD 20602