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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Back and Neck Pain Treatment
  • Concussion Evaluation and Testing
  • Electromyography
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Fitness
  • Fitness And Nutrition As Part Of The Orthopaedic Treatment Plan
  • Fracture Care
  • General Neurology
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurology
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Foot & Toe Pain
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Heel Spurs
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Ischial Tuberosity
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroilitis
  • Scheurmann's Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Wellness
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Nerve Palsy
  • Whiplash
View all 58 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mid Atlantic Pain Institute
Intervention Spine Technique & Pain Management
Newark, DE USA

Residency - Temple University Hospital
Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA USA

Internship - U.S. Air Force Medical Center-Keesler AFB
Internal Medicine
Keesler AFB, MS USA

Medical Education - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ USA

Undergraduate - Montclair State College
Upper Montclair, NJ USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Adult and adolescent scoliosis, deformities, degenerative, disc herniation, nonsurgical orthopedics, osteoporosis and spine fractures, spinal stenosis, sports medicine and sports injuries, trauma, treatment of complex spine pathologies

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for J. O'Connell, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/1/2019, Dr. O'Connell has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

355 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Extremely caring Doctor! She knows what she is doing and provides diferente solutions to the injury! Returning to see her!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

I could not have expected anything to have gone better with this doctor, the staff and the attention.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

I had a concern that the doctor thought required an x-ray that was handled immediately. Within minutes the doctor had the results and everything was fine and was explained as much to me

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Great experience from start to finish. Dr. O'CONNELL was informative and took the time to explain what was going on with my lower back.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. O'Connell Is a model physician for pain management. She Is empathetic, caring and truly wants me to feel better. She sees and treats me as a person and a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

I have referred multiple friends and family to Dr. O'Connell for cervical or lumbar pain and they all think very highly of her and were very happy I referred them to Dr. O'Connell.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr O'Connell was truly amazing and very thorough. Took the time to answer all my questions and explain next steps needed

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Great Dr. O'Connel. She addressed all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Excellent experience from making the appointment with the phone staffing and with professionals and Doctor on site

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr O'Connell Is a wonderfully skilled Physician. The treatment I received helped me tremendously and I consider myself very lucky to have this Dr helping me

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

I had a very good experience with Dr. J. Occonnel's office.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

A very positive experience and I'm so grateful that the doctor took such good care of me

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

You can't improve upon perfection and that's with Cleveland clinic to Mayas and Dr. O'Connell

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

This is the second time I see Dr. O Connell and as always I've had a wonderful physician taking care and listening to me.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. O'Connell was great! Through and through very kind with excellent bedside manner. Immediately took action when she viewed my imaging and ordered an X-ray to determine if I was stable. She examined me and prepared me for potential next steps. Dr. O'Connell called me the next morning with my results and created a plan for me. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. O'Connell is an excellent provider. She discussed and explained treatment option to me.She is knowledgeable in her field. She shows empathy, caring and very compassionate.She Is one of a kind physician. I would highly recommend her to family members and friends.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. O'Connell is one of my favorite doctors. She is very attentive and caring about my health.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr. O'Connell explained the procedure as we progressed. I felt like I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Everyone was amazing, except the physician.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr O'Connell professional and bedside manner excellent.. Staff in the procedure room excellent, staff at check in good

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

The provider was very informative and gave me very good information!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

The provider was very informative and helpfull

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

We had a great experience. Dr. O'Connell is very knowledgeable and took the time to properly evaluate my son and answer al question. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr O'Connell is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr O'Connell is awesome! I think we've figured out a treatment that works. My pain level is significantly less than I can remember in a very long time. That's priceless to me, and I'm forever grateful.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

I had a wonderful experience with all of the staff. Doctor explained things clearly and was very nice.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr J O Connell and staff are excellent and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Provider is excellent and very professional I highly recommend her

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr O'Connell was absolutely wonderful - always going above and beyond and taking the time to fully explain every step of the procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Doctor listens to my concerns & gives good sound advice.She is friendly & thorough.Assistant is friendly,professional & prompt.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr J explained and showed scan of the issues with my back and was very detailed about treatment and expectations

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr O'Connell is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. O'Connell was wonderful. The only ray of Hope after a long wait to have an appointment scheduled. Wonderful, wonderful person

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr. O'Connell continues to be amazing. From her outstanding bedside manner to the time spent making sure that I completely understand everything being discussed. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. O'Connell was very personable and listened to my concerns. She was extremely knowledgeable and I believe assessed my problem In the best way possible. I'm very pleased.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. O'Connel is very easy to talk to.And doctor makes me very comfortable

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Without exception, every interaction with Dr. O'Connell have been outstanding.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr O'CONNEL is amazing! She is very thorough and compassionate. Took time to listen to my concerns and was able to relieve my back pain quickly with Trigger Point Injections

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. O'Connell is the best. Very professional, thorough, and makes you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. seem to be extremely knowledgeable about my problem and truly concerned

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr was really nice

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

I had an excellent experience with Dr O'Connell and the supporting staff. The appointment ran smoothly and efficiently. Dr O'Connell was able to diagnose my condition easily and reccomended treatment. I am coming back next week for a MRI and am very pleased with my experience. Thank you!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. O Connell used the MRI imaging to show me where he saw some defect and where he would target the injection.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr. O'Connell was vey patient. He explained the pros and cons of the procedure. He walked me step by step of what to expect during the Procedure. It has been about 3 weeks and I continue to feel great so much so that I have recommended friends to him. Thank you Dr O'Connell for making my life pain free.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr. O'Connell gave me excellent care.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr and team made me feel comfortable and respected. Having doctor talk me through the process was very calming.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr Oconnell is great. Always very attentive and is a great listener.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I would definitely recommend Dr O'Connell to others and I look forward to my next visit.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

I am satisfied with the care that Dr OConnell provided.I would recommend him given the opportunity.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr O'Connell is the best.

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