About Edison Spine Center

Edison Spine Center was founded by Dr. Joseph Lombardi and Dr. James Patti, two highly trained surgeons with more than 50 years of experience between them. Our mission is to provide top-quality spinal care with customized treatment plans that fit the precise needs of each patient.

We specialize in spine surgery and laser disc decompression, and our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging machines and a surgery center for maximum convenience.

In addition to treating patients, we also act as independent medical examiners and expert witnesses in personal injury and workers compensation cases. Our thoroughness and attention to detail in the operating room and courtroom have made us indispensable to hundreds of patients, attorneys and case managers.

Anatomy of
the Spine


The cervical spine, more commonly known as the neck, is at the top of the vertebral column, between the skull and the shoulders. Injuries to this area of the spine are relatively common and can arise from falls, sports injuries and car accidents. 

Upper Back

The thoracic spine is the largest region of the spine. It is also the most stable and least flexible. Because of this, it is less likely to be injured than either the cervical or lumbar spine. 

Lower Back

The lumbar spine is the lower back. Specifically, it is the bottom five vertebrae (backbones), above the sacrum and the coccyx (tailbone).


The sacral spine is at the very end of the back, lower than the lumbar spine. There are two main bones of the sacral spine–the sacrum and the coccyx (tailbone)–both made of multiple fused bones. 

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Upper Back
Lower Back

Personal Injury

Personal Injury
(IME–Independent Medical Examination)

The surgeons at Edison Spine Center often serve as independent medical examiners for both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases. Independent medical examiners are impartial physicians who can help decide the facts of a legal case, such as those involving auto accidents or slips-and-falls.

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