Dr. Aakash Thakral

Specializing in Spinal Injections, Pain Management, & Rehabilitation

Dr. Aakash Thakral

Specializing in Spinal Injections, Pain Management, & Rehabilitation

"One of my favorite parts about practicing is being able to just sit and listen to patients. Being able to sit and listen helps us come up with customized treatment plans. That means that we are in this together - the doctor and the patient. That means a lot to me - and it means a lot to my patients, too."
Dr. Thakral

Meet Dr. Thakral

Dr. Thakral is a fellowship-trained Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine physician who is double board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

Dr. Thakral was born and raised in northern Virginia. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with summa cum laude honors. He then obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from VCU School of Medicine. He completed a General Surgery internship at VCU before moving to New Jersey for a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at Rutgers RWJMS – Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. During his residency, he served as Academic Chief Resident. He completed an additional year of training in an ACGME-accredited Pain Medicine fellowship at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.

Dr. Thakral specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal injuries. He is passionate about using a comprehensive approach in treating his patients’ pain, focusing on improving their functional abilities. In addition to utilizing conservative measures such as personalized exercise and therapy programs, Dr. Thakral is trained to perform a variety of fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections, including to the back, neck, joints, and soft tissues.

Service Area
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Pain Management and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Injections
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Dr. Thakral Biography

Experience & Consults


  • Princeton Orthopaedic Associates - Physiatrist
  • Board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Board-certified in Pain Medicine


  • JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute - Pain Medicine Fellowship
  • Rutgers RWJMS – Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute - Physical Medicine &  Rehabilitation Residency
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - General Surgery Internship
  • VCU School of Medicine - Medical Education
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - B.S.
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