Dr. Joseph Sanelli, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
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Age 50
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Dr. Joseph Sanelli, DO
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. _______________________________________________________________________________ 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 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)

Commack Office

763 Larkfield Rd

Commack, NY 11725

Contact Information

(631) 462-2225

Dr. Joseph Sanelli, DO

Dr. Joseph Sanelli, DO

Accepted insurance

  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • MagnaCare
  • Worker's Compensation

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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.

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Dr. Sanelli's Experience

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


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


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  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of St Johns
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • New York University School Of Medicine-Rusk Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Florida Spine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sanelli has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sanelli's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sanelli to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Sanelli's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Saint James, NY |
Dr. Sanelli is very thorough every time that I come to see him. He always takes his time to answer all of my questions and gives me all of my treatment options and helps me understand what would be more affective. The staff here is polite and courteous. I highly recommend him.
in Mount Sinai, New York |
Dr Sanelli has treated me numerous times. I find him to be informative, compassionate and very patient in explaining all details. His bed side manner is amazing and I highly recommend him.
in Kings Park, NY |
Dr. Sanelli is a very compassionate physician and his bed side manner is top notch.
in Greenlawn, NY |
Dr. Sanelli is an amazing doctor he always takes the time to answer all of my questions. I highly recommend him.
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 accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • HIP Health Plan of New York
  • MagnaCare
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Sanelli has admitting privileges

Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center
50 Route 25A
Smithtown, NY 11787
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