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  1. Atlanta, GA
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  3. Chicago, IL
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  4. Charlotte, NC
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  1. Atlanta, GA
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  5. Chicago, IL
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  22. Washington, DC

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  21. St. Louis, MO
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  23. Washington, DC

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  24. Washington, DC

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  12. Minneapolis, MN
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  14. Orlando, FL
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  17. Riverside, CA
  18. San Antonio, TX
  19. San Diego, CA
  20. San Francisco, CA
  21. Seattle, WA
  22. St. Louis, MO
  23. Tampa, FL
  24. Washington, DC

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  1. Atlanta, GA
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  4. Charlotte, NC
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  8. Detroit, MI
  9. Houston, TX
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  11. Miami, FL
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  14. Orlando, FL
  15. Philadelphia, PA
  16. Phoenix, AZ
  17. Riverside, CA
  18. San Antonio, TX
  19. San Diego, CA
  20. San Francisco, CA
  21. Seattle, WA
  22. St. Louis, MO
  23. Tampa, FL
  24. Washington, DC

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  1. Atlanta, GA
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  5. Chicago, IL
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  15. Philadelphia, PA
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Healthcare specialist

Dr. Joel Saal, MD

Pain Medicine Physiatrist

400 Seaport Court
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA

+1 more location

Overall rating

Top reviews

Dr Saal has been taking care of me for 20 years. He kept me from a wheel chair. I had a real stupid attack and picked up something way too heavy messing up 4-5 lumbar disks. I know and trust that his staff always has my health firShow morest on agenda. A fine sense of humor is always provided too. Clean, orderly, and always showing concern for us folks getting worked on. No kidding, feels like family and none would ever be turned away from my camp fire.( house) Oh, by the way, he can sing really well too. Thankyou Dr Saal for your years of working with me. Sincerely Don B.

Donald B. • July 06, 2023

I have been under the care of Dr Saal since 2002. My back and shoulders have experienced severe and complicated issues throughout the years, from riding motorcycles. He has addressed every issue I have, successfully and found the Show moreright remedies for all. He maintains contact with me on a monthly basis, due to my chronic issues. I strongly recommend him to address your pain and injuries. Chiropractors cannot repair complicated injuries. In my case, they wouldn’t touch me. It took Dr Saal’s knowledge, experience and professionalism to address my needs.

Barry V. • March 07, 2024

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About Dr. Joel Saal, MD

Joel S. Saal, MD, is a board-certified physiatrist at SOAR Spine and Orthopedics in Santa Clara and Redwood City, California. 

Dr. Saal received his Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of New York at Buffalo in 1975. Before attending Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, he pursued his graduate studies at Columbia University in New York City. Here, he graduated with his doctorate in medicine in 1980. 

Dr. Saal completed his training in Internal Medicine at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of San Francisco, a UCSF affiliate, for his internship and residency programs. He continued to Stanford University to complete his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency. Dr. Saal is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation. He is certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and joined the SOAR Spine and Orthopedics group in 1986.

With a passion for athletics, Dr. Saal has served as a Team Physician for both Men’s and Women’s Athletics at Santa Clara University and previously served as a consultant and team physician for the San Francisco 49ers Football Team. He has also served as a team physician for Stanford University athletics and was their Associate Clinical Professor for the Department of Functional Restoration.

Dr. Saal has participated in and led clinical research and publications in the foundational work of the nonoperative treatment of painful spinal disorders. He has been a principal author in numerous original research publications regarding the role of inflammation and pain in lumbar disc disease and the nonsurgical treatment of painful spine disorders. His work has changed the approach to treating and understanding painful lumbar spine disorders nationally and internationally.  

Dr. Joel Saal, along with his brother Dr. Jeffrey A. Saal, co-developed the IDET technology and procedure for treating painful degenerative discs. They were cofounders of Oratec, a medical device company. Their original research has been presented at spine conferences all over the world. 

Dr. Saal is a member of the North American Spine Society and has served as a member of their Board of Directors. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Saal was one of the founders of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR), and is a cofounder of Laurimed LLC. Laurimed LLC is a medical research and development company whose mission is to improve interventional, surgical, and nonsurgical treatment methods across medical disciplines and specialties. 


Services, Conditions and Procedures

Acupuncture

Arthritis Care

Back Pain

Cervical Epidural Injection

Cervical Facet Injection

Cervical Radiofrequency Ablation

Disc Herniation

Electrodiagnostic Testing

Foot and Ankle Pain

Golf Rehabilitation

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Pain

Individualized Exercise Instruction

Knee Pain

Lumbar Epidural Injection

Lumbar Facet Injection

Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation

Neck Pain

Regenerative Medicine

Running Injury Rehabilitation

Shoulder Pain

Ski Injury Rehabilitation

Spinal Stenosis

Sports Medicine

Ultrasound Imaging


Locations (2)

SOAR Spine and Orthopedics

400 Seaport Court
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA, 94063

SOAR Spine and Orthopedics

4675 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 230
Santa Clara, CA, 95051


More About Dr. Joel Saal, MD

Practice

SOAR Spine and Orthopedics

Specialties

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Pain Medicine Physiatrist

NPI Number

1669430104

Provider's Gender

Male


Reviews

4.9
62 Reviews

Had SPRINT procedure in low back. Results are good so far. I hope it continues to improve. I now have severe pain 8 out of 10 in my right hip extending down to my ankle. Dr. Saal is scheduling a cortisone injection in early July. I'm hoping to get an appointment sooner if at all possible since I can't walk more than a mile without the pain kicking in.

Michael E. • June 04, 2024

I felt my visit with Dr. Saal to be very gratifying. He was on time,took time to consider my issue and is carefully moving forward with what steps to take for me to improve. He is thoroughly professional and concerned and reliable. I have been with him for many years, and I am so very grateful that he is still active in medicine. I highly recommend him. Dennis

Dennis W. • May 22, 2024

Thorough evaluation and assessment of lumbar spine problem. Dr. Saal is developing an effective treatment plan after further diagnostic testing.

Tina H. • April 26, 2024

Knew me and my case

Harry W. • March 23, 2024

I have been seeing Dr. Joel Saal for my back issues for a long time. He is awesome! I have always had good outcomes.

Robin B. • March 13, 2024

I have been under the care of Dr Saal since 2002. My back and shoulders have experienced severe and complicated issues throughout the years, from riding motorcycles. He has addressed every issue I have, successfully and found the right remedies for all. He maintains contact with me on a monthly basis, due to my chronic issues. I strongly recommend him to address your pain and injuries. Chiropractors cannot repair complicated injuries. In my case, they wouldn’t touch me. It took Dr Saal’s knowledge, experience and professionalism to address my needs.

Barry V. • March 07, 2024

The doctor is very elegant and he knows what he is doing. Totally recommended

Pouya B. • March 06, 2024

Dr Joel Saal is very thorough. He remains in constant contact to monitor and remedy my condition. I highly recommend anyone to him, to maintain a pain-free quality of life.

Barry V. • January 06, 2024

Dr Joel Saal is a great MD who is a great diagnostician and care provider. I would refer anybody to him.

Gilbert D. • September 28, 2023

Very pleased with the epidural results. Dr. Saal and staff are great

Christine J. • September 25, 2023

Joel S. Saal, M.D. is conscientious, personable and understanding. He is very knowledgeable, and he is well informed concerning my lumbar spine disability. James W. Linehan, M.D.

Jim L. • September 20, 2023

Met Sara the receptionist today, she will be a positive addition to the team. And Jessica the other Dr. Saal’s tech, was so kind even when i was late and called the wrong # to advise. And as always learned new things from Dr. Saal. So thankful to have him for my doctor over 20 years!

Stephanie P. • August 23, 2023

Dr. Joel Saal and his team are outstanding!! Very responsive, professional, and expert care!

Michelle K. • August 18, 2023

Appreciate Dr Joel Saal approach to non-surgical treatments for my nagging neck and back pain.

Jenni H. • August 16, 2023

After having back pain for 40+ years, I am pain free thanks to Dr. Joel Saal.

Ana L. • August 06, 2023

Everyone I talked to, before and during my visit to Dr. Saal's office were kind and helpful. Dr. Saal listened to me and examined me carefully and proposed treatment in a very competent way. His staff were helpful in telling me how to proceed. I'm glad to have met Dr. Saal and the new Soar Staff. Maurice O'Flynn

Maurice O. • August 03, 2023

Good experience as Dr Saal is an expert in his practice, cares and is a clear, concise and thoughtful speaker.

Gregory H. • August 03, 2023

Good experience

Amr A. • August 03, 2023

Dr. Saal ran a bit late for my appt. but he's worth the wait. He gave me hope and I cannot say enough good about him.

Sandra W. • July 27, 2023

Beautiful office. Dr. was very thorough

Christine J. • July 27, 2023

Great outcome. Thanks you do much.

Lynn C. • July 21, 2023

All good

William D. • July 17, 2023

Creative, careful analysis of my problem and how best to address it.

Joan S. • July 15, 2023

Always very concerned and determined to figure out the next steps

Margie H. • July 13, 2023

Dr Saal has been taking care of me for 20 years. He kept me from a wheel chair. I had a real stupid attack and picked up something way too heavy messing up 4-5 lumbar disks. I know and trust that his staff always has my health first on agenda. A fine sense of humor is always provided too. Clean, orderly, and always showing concern for us folks getting worked on. No kidding, feels like family and none would ever be turned away from my camp fire.( house) Oh, by the way, he can sing really well too. Thankyou Dr Saal for your years of working with me. Sincerely Don B.

Donald B. • July 06, 2023

Dr. Saal is the best! He has helped me so much over the last several years.

Lauren G. • June 30, 2023

great staff and Doctors

Alejandro R. • June 24, 2023

Dr Saal is the best. Helping me since early 80s

Douglas K. • June 21, 2023

Dr. Joel Saal continues to keep track of changes in my neck and back. While some aspects can't be controlled, his treatment is consistent with his diagnosis and allows me to manage these issues optimally. Thank you Dr. Saal.

David M. • June 07, 2023

Dr Saal met me on time for the scheduled appointment, made efficient use of his time and seemed sensitive and caring about my issues.

Gregory H. • June 04, 2023

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