About Dr. Sonali Lal

Providing Compassionate Care for Pain Management

As a Board Certified Physician, Sonali Lal, MD strives to treat minor injuries and chronic conditions such as: orthopedic ailments, spine, back and joint problems, nerve injuries, sports injuries, and arthritis.

She provides compassionate care with a personalized, comprehensive and holistic approach, alleviating pain with physical therapy, medication and non-surgical rehabilitation.

Using the practice of Physiatry, a medical specialty that focuses on the recovery from musculoskeletal injuries, Dr. Lal restores function, promotes healing, and alleviates her patients' pain.

After a comprehensive evaluation, patients will receive a customized treatment plan that includes activity adjustments, therapeutic exercise, dietary modifications, medications and/or injections. Dr. Lal will be with patients every step of the way, as they navigate the road to recovery.

New Pain Management Services & Treatments

Every patient is unique, so whether you are a world-class athlete, a weekend warrior or a desk-bound workaholic, Dr. Lal will tailor an effective treatment plan that reflects your individual needs.

Using non-invasive orthopedic medicine, Dr. Lal’s goal is to prevent unnecessary surgeries and put busy New Yorkers back to work or play as quickly and painlessly as possible.

By implementing an array of non-surgical methods, Dr. Lal is able to treat a variety of debilitating work and sports related injuries:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative (Herniated) Discs
  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica) Joint Arthritis

Common Running Injuries:

  • ITB Syndrome
  • Patella Femoral Syndrome
  • Tendonitis/ Tendinosis
  • Labral Tear

For a comprehensive list of treated conditions, please visit the What We Treat page.

Other cutting-edge services Dr. Lal offers include:

  • Trigger point injections for chronic muscle soreness
  • Botox®™ injections for neck pain, migraines or back pain
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • PRP Therapy (Plasma Rich Platelets) a dynamic outpatient procedure that provides relief for acute and chronic tendinitis.

Integrating these innovative techniques with traditional physical therapies and biomechanical adjustments, Dr. Lal identifies and treats the source of patients’ pain, so they can regain lost function and rebuild performance safely and efficiently.

Dr. Lal has been named one of 2011 - 2012 The Best Doctors in America. The Best Doctors in America database is a valued resource that includes the names and professional profiles of approximately 45,000 of the best doctors in the United States. An exhaustive peer-review by thousands of doctors determines the physicians included in the database. Only those who earn the consensus support of their peers as well as meet additional qualification criteria are included. For this reason, inclusion in the Best Doctors in America database is a remarkable honor!

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.