Whether our patients have leg, neck or back pain, they are all looking for the same thing: relief. At Atlantic Spine Specialists, Dr. Carl P. Giordano and Dr. Richard S. Nachwalter are spine specialists who have extensive experience and knowledge in a great diversity of spinal conditions, both common and rare. They recommend conservative, non-surgical treatment whenever possible and perform advanced surgical procedures when necessary.

To learn more about your spinal condition and available treatment options, request a consultation at Atlantic Spine Specialists in Morristown, New Jersey. Or call us at (973) 971-3500 to schedule your appointment.

Other Spine Conditions

Q & A


When you visit our office, you can be confident that you will be personally treated by Dr. Giordano or Dr. Nachwalter. Both doctors are fellowship-trained spine specialists with extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of spinal conditions. Our surgeons treat many spinal problems in addition to the ones listed.

  • Spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra slips forward over the one below it. This condition typically causes pain in the low back and legs.
  • Spondylolysis is spinal osteoarthritis and the most common cause of spondylolisthesis.
  • Cervical radiculopathy is a general name for pain caused by injury or inflammation of the cervical nerves (neck pain). Causes include cervical disc herniation, cervical spinal stenosis or cervical degenerative disc disease. Symptoms include neck pain and pain radiating down one or both arms. This condition can cause weakness of the arms or hands as well.
  • Cervical spinal stenosis is caused by narrowing of the spinal column or spinal nerve passageways. This condition causes symptoms in the neck, shoulder and arm that may include pain, weakness and numbness.
  • Cervical myelopathy is a term used to describe symptoms related to spinal cord compression in the neck that causes a gradual loss of control in arms and legs.

For answers to common questions about the spine, review our Spinal FAQs section.

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