Richard Nachwalter, MD Testimonials
“Dr. Nachwalter did an excellent job detecting a problem that other doctors missed for over 2 years. Surgery went smoothly and recovery was much easier than I expected. I highly recommend Dr. Nachwalter.”
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“I highly recommend Dr. Nachwalter, after my cervical surgery I am pain free. Dr. Nachwalter and his staff are amazing. I am so thankful to all of them.”
“I’m a 50 year old active man who injured my neck and was in constant pain 24/7 for 4 months and needed surgery to fix cervical 5-6 6-7 injury rather than a fusion I had the mobi-c disc implants to have more movement and flex. I went to the hospital at pain level 10 and when I woke up after surgery I had thought I was “Touched by the hands of god!” My pain in my right arm was gone, that night I slept the longest I had in 4 months. I recommend Dr. Nachwalter, he gave me back my life!!”
But Dr. Nachwalter’s consultations, unparalleled knowledge of the anatomy (and the spine, of course), and openness to novel approaches to surgery, gave us hope for Gabriel. And on November 24, 2015, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, we met Dr. Nachwalter at Morristown Memorial Hospital where, with the assistance of an incredibly professional and experienced team, he literally worked his magic…for a second time in our family.
I say second time because eleven years ago, with my wife, Cheryl, in excruciating pain as a result of two bulging herniations in a similar location to Gabriel’s fracture, Dr. Nachwalter performed a discectomy and laminectomy on her that allowed Cheryl to resume a normal life, as a doting mother of three toddlers, almost immediately. His precise and accurate hands truly gave my wife a renewed optimism on life and allowed her to focus on her children and family, as opposed to incessant pain and concern about her own wellbeing.
And so this past Thursday, May 26, 2016, Gabriel, Cheryl and I walked into the examination room at Atlantic Spine Specialists, six months and two days post-op, to hear the final verdict regarding the pars repair Dr. Nachwalter had performed on our now-thirteen year-old son. After reviewing the latest x-ray taken minutes prior, Dr. Nachwalter provided those words we and, more than anyone, Gabriel himself had been waiting to hear: that he could resume life as a normal adolescent. I will never in my life forget the smile that came across my son’s face – to which we owe Dr. Nachwalter. The surgery was a success…not that I ever doubted for a minute it would be given a surgeon with his skill and attention to every single detail performed it.
Since Thursday, Gabriel and I have gone for a run as well as a bike ride, and he has raced his younger brother Alex down the water slide at a local pool as if nothing ever happened to him and he hadn’t lived through over a year of chronic and severe pain and discomfort.
I can’t thank you enough for having given two people, who matter so much to me and have so much life to live, their lives back. I am forever more grateful than you know and forever in your debt. You all made the unnerving and lengthy experience that much more tolerable with your kindness in the office during our multiple visits and adeptness in the operating room.
Thank you very, very, very, very much for everything.
Yours in health,”
“Finding the right words to clearly express how pleased I am with Dr. Nachwalter is difficult, I spent two years being bounced from doctor to doctor each of them trying different procedures to treat my symptoms unsuccessfully. During my first visit with Dr Nachwalter he immediately spotted the cause of my symptoms and performed the necessary surgery as quickly as it could be scheduled, which ended my 2 year battle with pain and sleepless nights. I highly recommend Dr. Nachwalter.”
For the last 10 years I have lived with horrible pain in my right leg caused by a broken vertebrae that pinched my nerve. I was advised by many people, family members, Chiropractor, co-workers not to have back surgery because it was too dangerous. On a more recent consultation with an Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in joint replacement he recommended I see Dr. Nachwalter at Atlantic Spine Specialists in Morristown NJ.
Dr. Nachwalter recommended several options other than surgery that would provide temporary relief before trying surgery. We evaluated all other options, and ultimately decided surgery would be the most effective option. Dr. Nachwalter walked me through the entire process from the procedure to the down time I would need to recover. At one point I had an issue with getting my insurance to approve my surgery. Dr. Nachwalter who was on vacation at the time personally called the insurance company and straightened everything out. Dr. Nachwalter the day of surgery came to see me in the holding area to make sure I was ready which was important to me as I had some anxiety about the surgery. When I woke up in recovery I had pain from the incision, but the pain in my leg was gone. I couldn’t believe it for the first time in 10 years there was no pain in my leg.
It has been 3 weeks since the surgery, and I just had my first follow up visit. Dr. Nachwalter took x-rays in his office, which was very convenient not having to go somewhere else to have that done. He showed me exactly what he did during surgery, and really helped me understand what I was looking at on the x-ray. Still to this day there is no pain in my leg (just from the surgery) and that is getting better each day.
Dr. Nachwalter gave me my life back. I can’t wait to start running like I did 10 years ago.
The staff at Atlantic spine is A+ as well. I’m a worry wart and found myself calling the office to ask questions leading up to the surgery. They never made me feel like I was a pest, and it made me feel good through the whole process.”