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REAL DOCTORS, REAL CARE

Back pain treatment you can believe in.

Clinically proven physical therapy and medication regimens prescribed online by real doctors – tailored to you and from the comfort of home.

Am I a Candidate?

REAL DOCTORS, REAL CARE

Back pain treatment you can believe in.

Clinically proven physical therapy and medication prescribed online by real doctors – tailored to you and from the comfort of home.

Dorsal's Digital Back Pain Clinic

What if healthcare was easy, affordable, and convenient? We work with musculoskeletal experts to get you the treatment you need, with or without insurance. Complete doctor visits on your phone and get personalized care for your back pain – no waits, great pricing, and ongoing support.

1

Complete an online visit

Fill out a comprehensive medical questionnaire to help your doctor design the perfect treatment regimen for you.
2

Start your care journey

Get started with your custom 10-week physical therapy program and look out for your medication (we offer over 20 types) in the mail.
3

Review your progress

Use our 24/7 secure messaging system to update your doctor on treatment progress so they can make any needed adjustments.

Our Medical Advisors

Designed by leading professors, researchers, and clinicians at top institutions, with backgrounds spanning physiatry, sports medicine, interventional pain care, and orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Andre Panagos, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehab Medicine at NYU Langone

Biography

Dr. Panagos is the founder of Spine & Sports Medicine of New York, a specialty pain management practice. In addition to epidural steroid and joint injections, Dr. Panagos employs several unique and cutting-edge therapies in his practice, including axofascial therapy, neurodissection, and platelet-derived growth factor therapy. He has also published two dozen research papers and written, edited, or contributed to six textbooks. Dr. Panagos is board-certified in PM&R medicine.

Work Experience

  • Medical Director, Spine and Sports Medicine of New York
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Co-Director, Spine Center, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Sports and Interventional Spine Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Residency, University of Washington, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • MD, St. George's University School of Medicine
Dr. Andre Panagos, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehab Medicine at NYU Langone
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Dr. Joshua Dines, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, NY Mets Physician

Biography

Dr. Dines is an orthopedic surgeon at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery, specializing in sports injuries. Dr. Dines has served as a team physician for the New York Mets, the US Davis Cup Tennis Team, and the New York Rangers, and given talks nationally and internationally on surgical treatment for athletes. An active researcher, Dr. Dines has also published over 200 papers and edited six textbooks. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery.

Work Experience

  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Associate Team Physician, New York Mets

Education and Training

  • Internship, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, General Surgery
  • Fellowship, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic, Sports Medicine
  • Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Joshua Dines, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, NY Mets Physician
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Dr. Lauren Redler, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Columbia

Biography

Dr. Redler specializes in both operative and non-operative care of sports injuries. She uses advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat complex shoulder and joint conditions in all patients, from children to adults. She is especially passionate about research on injury prevention, performance enhancement, and shoulder issues, and has earned several awards for her outstanding research work. Dr. Redler is board-certified in orthopedic surgery.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Residency, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Dr. Lauren Redler, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Columbia
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Dr. Amit Bansal, DO
Clinical Director of Orthopedic Rehab at NYU Langone

Biography

Dr. Bansal holds several leadership roles at NYU Langone, where he oversees multiple rehabilitative care teams at the renowned Rusk Rehabilitation center. An avid teacher, Dr. Bansal is also an instructor at NYU's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Bansal is board-certified in PM&R medicine and serves as the Medical Director at Gouverneur Health in addition to his clinical responsibilities at NYU.

Work Experience

  • Clinical Director, Inpatient Orthopedic Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
  • Associate Medical Director, Skilled Rehabilitation, Gouverneur Hospital
  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • Residency, New York University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • DO, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Amit Bansal, DO
Clinical Director of Orthopedic Rehab at NYU Langone
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Dr. Gary Schwartz, MD
Director of Pain Management at Maimonides Medical Center

Biography

Dr. Schwartz serves as the Director of Acute Pain Management at Maimonides Medical Center, where he specializes in interventional pain care treatments. He's been recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in pain management, and holds committee memberships in several state and national professional organizations. Dr. Schwartz is also an active researcher, with nearly two dozen publications. He is board-certified in anesthesiology.

Work Experience

  • Director of Acute Pain Management, Maimonides Medical Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Director of Acute Pain Management, AABP Integrative Pain Care

Education and Training

  • Fellowship, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Pain Management
  • Residency, Maimonides Medical Center, Anesthesia
  • Residency, St. Vincent's Hospital, Anesthesia
  • MD, State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Dr. Gary Schwartz, MD
Director of Pain Management at Maimonides Medical Center
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Leading Pain Expertise

With a specialized focus on musculoskeletal disorders like back pain, Dorsal offers the best pain care and clinical protocols vetted by top experts. We exclusively work with fully licensed, board-certified physicians.
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On-Demand Access

Your pain isn't restricted to the 9 to 5 workday, and neither are our doctors. Reach out to your doctor whenever you need to and get a quick response. You can schedule online appointments for nights and weekends at your convenience.
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Patient-Centric Focus

We don't just mail your medication to your home and forget about you. Our care team supports you on an ongoing basis with check-ins, educational content, and follow-up online visits until you're feeling better.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I've had chronic back and neck pain since college. Dorsal beats dealing with my insurance any day. Best company ever."
– TAYLOR R.
"Perfect for working moms. Just registered for a plan and scheduled my first doctor's visit faster than I buy my morning coffee."
– NATALIE S.
"Hurt my back exercising and could barely get out of bed last week. Thanks to Dorsal, I'm already in the gym again. Keep it up."
– MARK C.
PICK WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU

Better pricing than your insurance

By bringing care directly to you, Dorsal beats retail drug prices and co-pays by 75% – no insurance required. Get started today for 50% off your first month. You can switch plans or cancel anytime.

Medication

We only prescribe safe medicines backed by clinical evidence. Your doctor will select your dosage and duration for optimal relief.
$59
Per month
First month: $29
Get Started for $29
1 to 3 FDA-approved medications
Free medication delivery
Unlimited virtual doctor visits

Physical Therapy

We offer custom 10-week PT program and comprehensive health coaching to eliminate your pain and prevent symptom recurrence.
$39
Per month
First month: $19
Get Started for $19
Digitally delivered PT programs
Ongoing health coaching
Unlimited virtual doctor visits
HSA / FSA approved purchase. We'll refund your money if you don't find hope for relief in 30 days.

A modern approach to healthcare

Multi-pronged, comprehensive clinical approach
Flexible online doctor visits to fit your schedule
Free home delivery for your medication
Find out if Dorsal is perfect for you. Schedule a free consultation call with one of our care associates.
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