Dr. Sonali Lal

Medical Director of Integrative Spine & Sports

A trained NYC physiatrist, Dr. Lal specializes in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, treating acute injuries and chronic conditions, as well as providing advanced pain management in Manhattan.

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Providing Compassionate Care for Pain Management

Dr. Sonali Lal is the Medical Director of Integrative Spine & Sports.  A trained NYC physiatrist, Dr. Lal specializes in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, treating acute injuries and chronic conditions and providing advanced pain management in Manhattan. She has been featured extensively in the New York Times and NY Magazine. From 2016-2019, Dr. Lal was peer-selected, and Castle Connelly as one of the Best Doctors in NYC. Dr. Sonali Lal was selected for Best Woman in Medicine in 2017.

Dr. Lal is board-certified to diagnose and treat common and complex spine, joint, tendon, muscle, and nerve problems.  Using non-invasive orthopedic medicine, her goal is to prevent unnecessary surgeries and to get busy New Yorkers back to work or play as quickly and painlessly as possible.

As a tennis player, Dr. Lal has seen many athletes go to surgeons and not have any option other than invasive surgeries. Over time, she noticed a gap in treatment, and after surgery and going to PT; people weren’t getting better. After seeing many family and friends have to give up things they loved doing because of their injuries or chronic pain, she decided she wanted to make a difference.

When Dr. Lal is not practicing or teaching, she enjoys relaxing by shopping, playing tennis, and binge-watching Netflix.

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Leading the Way with Advanced Technologies

With the advanced medicine and treatments that are available today, Dr. Lal’s primary goal is to draw more attention to non-surgical orthopedics, such as Platelet-Rich Plasma, BMAC Therapy, and the use of adipose tissue. She has witnessed patients have extremely positive outcomes. Her practice proudly follows all Mayo Clinic regulations when it comes to cell-based therapy.

Under her thoughtful and innovative watch, Integrative Spine & Sports is the only practice in NYC that provides comprehensive pain management under one roof- they offer regenerative therapies, in-house chiropractic care, and physical therapists. Dr. Lal is the only female regenerative doctor in the city to do bone marrow aspirate concentrate therapy. Married with groundbreaking technology, their team can offer every level of expert care to their patients; Acupuncture and physical therapy to platelet-rich plasma, full bone marrow extractions, and cell-therapy transplants.

She is dedicated to providing compassionate care backed by a personalized, comprehensive, and holistic approach that combines cutting-edge techniques with traditional therapies and rehabilitation. Her non-surgical philosophy focuses on restoring function, promoting healing, and alleviating pain.

An Integral Member of the Medical Community

In addition to her practice, Dr. Lal is an Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and also serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University.  Dr. Lal teaches medical residents at Columbia-Cornell School of Medicine.  She is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, the International Spine Intervention Society, and the New York Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society.