Dr. Michael S. Sinel, MD

Dr. Michael S. Sinel, MD


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation | Male | 57 years old

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Dr. Sinel specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and practices in Santa Monica, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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Patient Reviews (5)
Venice, CA |
Dr. Michael Sinel is greatly responsible for my miraculous return to health. I sustained a herniated disc in my spine from a car accident. Other doctors were pushing for surgery and Dr. Sinel dug deeper than anyone else. He prescribed physical therapy, epidurals, exercise, osteopathy, somatic therapy and most importantly meditation to cleanse my mind and perceived emotional trauma, not only from the accident but from my whole life. I am so grateful and appreciative to Dr. Sinel.
New York, NY |
Dr. Sinel is one of the most intuitive and knowledgeable doctors I've ever known. His ability to integrate eastern and western ideas into a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment regimen is unparalleled. I would recommend him unconditionally.
in Santa Barbara, CA |
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Sinel! He has been my doctor for over 20 years and thanks to him, I have stayed out of the operating room. His expertise and caring manner has helped me to manage what any other physician would have written off decades ago. He very quickly diagnosed and explained to me in terms that I could understand, exactly what was happening and why. He has always been willing and able to approach my back pain and injury from many different modalities and was al
in Santa Monica, CA |
Dr. Michael Sinel had me feeling relief after my first visit and diagnosed my back issue accurately, finally! My back feels so much better now after a few visits. The inflammation went down and so did the pain!! I would direct anyone with back problems to Dr. Sinel.
in Calabasas |
I have seen Dr. Michael Sinel for over 20 years for various problems including Back pain. He has always been extremely caring and compassionate and got me through some very difficult pain. He diagnosed my back condition and has got me through some very difficult flareups over the years avoiding surgery. He also helped me through a shoulder injury . I can highly recommend him for any pain or musculoskeletal problems. The staff was friendly and the wait times were minimal . Overall excellent
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Dr. Sinel'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 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome


  • Medical School
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Staten Is Hospital Med

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Meml Sloan Kettering Canc C

    Completed in 1989

    Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Procedures Performed

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