Dr. Joseph T. Sanelli, DO

Dr. Joseph T. Sanelli, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male | 49 years old

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A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our patients. We also know that when it comes to treating these conditions, finding the treatment option that best meets each patient's individual needs is perhaps the most important aspect to successfully alleviating or managing back and neck pain. As a patient at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. you can be sure that your treatment plan reflects your specific needs and concerns and will be carried out by physicians and surgeons who are recognized leaders in the field. We work as a team to help you effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life.Read more

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Dr. Sanelli is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine with extensive Fellowship training in nonoperative...Read more

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in Greenlawn, NY |
Dr Sanelli is an amazing doctor. He always takes the time to answer all of my questions he is very friendly attentive and pleasant. I highly recommend him.
in Bellmore, NY |
Dr Sanelli is an excellent doctor he is very thorough and always takes his time with me and is very compassionate. I highly recommend him.
in Bronx, NY |
Dr Sanelli is the sweetest, nicest most polite human being that I have ever met. His bed side manner exceeds any other doctor that I have ever seen. I am doing better with my condition thanks to his excellent medical expertise. I highly recommend him.
in Melville, NY |
Dr Sanelli is extremely nice and caring his bed side manner is excellent he is so patient with me and takes so much to listen to me and answer all of my questions I highly recommend him
in Riverhead, NY |
My experience with Dr. Sanelli has been phenomenal!!!!!! He treated me with two epidurals in 2009 that lasted seven years and just treated me with two epidurals again in 2016 that resulted in total 100% relief from sciatica symptoms. He is thorough, professional and totally competent in pain management treatment. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Sanelli.
in Huntington Station, NY |
Dr. Sanelli is a very nice doctor. He believes in conservative treatment and took his time to explain everything to me thoroughly. The office is very clean, prompt and responsive.
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Dr. Sanelli says...

Dr. Sanelli is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine with extensive Fellowship training in nonoperative interventional spine care offering comprehensive nonsurgical solutions for a variety of spinal/musculoskeletal pain syndromes.

As the director of Long Island Spine Specialists' interventional spinal division and the electromyography (EMG) laboratory, Dr. Sanelli is committed to the most current research and advances in spine care, offering the latest technologies, procedures, and treatment options.  

His expertise in relieving pain through various injections under fluoroscopic guidance or ultrasound achieves maximal pain relief by utilizing the most medically advanced techniques. 

His compassion provides valuable encouragement for patients maintaining a pain-free lifestyle.  His commitment to providing the highest standard of care is evident in the outcomes that his patients enjoy.

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Medical Degree:

Ohio University College of Osteopathic  Medicine Athens, Ohio

Internship/Residency

  • Chief Resident/ Residency ProgramRusk Institute, NYU Medical Center
  • New York, New York
  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Internal Medicine Internship:Albany, New York
  • Albany Medical Center

Fellowships:

  • Interventional Spine/Musculoskeletal/ Pain Medicine:Clearwater, Florida 
  • Florida Spine Institute                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Suffolk County Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
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Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
  • Smithtown, New York
  • Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York
  • North Shore Surgi-Center, Smithtown, New York
  • (Chief of Pain Service)

Dr. Sanelli's Care Philosophy

A Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

At Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C., we know how debilitating back and neck disorders can be for our patients. We also know that when it comes to treating these conditions, finding the treatment option that best meets each patient's individual needs is perhaps the most important aspect to successfully alleviating or managing back and neck pain. 

As a patient at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. you can be sure that your treatment plan reflects your specific needs and concerns and will be carried out by physicians and surgeons who are recognized leaders in the field. We work as a team to help you effectively manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

Dr. Sanelli's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scheuermann's Disease
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash

Education

  • Medical School
    Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Albany Medical Center Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    New York University School Of Medicine-Rusk Institute

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Florida Spine Institute

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University of St Johns

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection