As the weather heats up, it’s becoming almost impossible to deny oneself of having fun in the

sun. While some may think America’s most popular pastime has inevitably turned into watching

TV, they stand corrected. For decades, sports have been the cornerstone of American culture,

and paired with warm weather, the two are unstoppable. With an influx of people playing sports,

the number of sports­related injuries is on the rise. Depending on the sport, a neck or back

injury is more or less likely; however, any physical activity can leave you susceptible to injury. If

you are experiencing any discomfort or pain, Atlantic Spine Specialists would like to be your

advocate during this trying time.


Sports injuries that may affect the neck and spine can be caused by a multitude of variables

● Improper body mechanics and technique

● Lack of proper conditioning

● Insufficient stretching


More often than not, injuries to the back and neck caused by playing sports may just be sprains

of a ligament or strains to a muscle. However, they can be more serious conditions such as

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis, both spinal conditions that require a treatment plan from

your specialist. Something important to consider is routine strains and sprains have similar

symptoms to serious back and neck conditions. Differentiating the two requires professional

medical attention.


Sports injuries are common; in fact, according to USA Today 1.35 million youths a year have

serious sports injuries. The road to recovery should be taken very seriously in regards to your

neck and spine. To meet with our board certified specialists Dr. Carl Giordano, MD or Dr.

Richard Nachwalter, MD, call 973­971­3500 and meet with us at our office located at 131

Madison Avenue #110, Morristown, NJ, 07960. Click here to schedule a consultation today!