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A fellowship-trained spine surgeon, James Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. has more than twenty years of experience providing professional state-of-the art orthopedic spine surgery and non-surgical care for patients with back issues.MEET THE DOCTOR
We specialize in the evaluation and surgical management of cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine disorders and spinal disease using advanced techniques and technology, including minimally-invasive surgery, robotic spine surgery and disc arthroplasty.MORE ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
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Virginia Spine Care provides world-class spine surgery for the greater Roanoke, VA area. We offer a wide array of surgical and non-surgical medical treatments for cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine disorders and spinal disease. James Leipzig, MD, FACS and his experienced medical staff are committed to the highest quality orthopedic care and spinal surgery options in order to deliver the best outcomes for patients with serious back problems. As a dedicated orthopedic physician, James Leipzig, MD, FACS provides a safe, comfortable environment for patients and their family members before, during and after spine surgery or non-surgical orthopedic treatment.
If you suffer from severe back pain or other spine problems and require an orthopedic specialist or spine surgeon, ask your doctor for a referral to Virginia Spine Care or contact us directly to learn about treatment options in the Roanoke area.
Featuring a library of animated videos describing various conditions, as well as spine surgery and non-surgical procedures performed at Virginia Spine Care. These informative videos are short and easy to watch. The videos contain technical information about conditions, such as herniated or degenerative discs; and procedures, such as robotic spine surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, epidural steroids, lumbar discectomy, and disc replacement.
Thanks to technological advancements, minimally invasive spine surgery is continuously becoming more sophisticated. New techniques are leading to higher success rates and fewer complications. Mazor X is a guidance system that allows an exclusive group of surgeons in the United States to digitally plan an entire treatment strategy before he or she goes into the …
The cervical spine is composed of seven vertebrae and five discs. The discs, which are located between each vertebrae, act as shock absorbers, and along with the joints of the cervical spine, allow for motion. As a consequence of aging or injury, the discs can potentially rupture, resulting in a herniated disc, with pinching and …
The discs in your spine act as shock absorbers between vertebrae – protecting and cushioning the spine from everyday strain, and help to minimize the impact of movement on the spinal column. Discs are designed with a hard outer layer known as the annulus and soft central component, or nucleus. As the disc degenerates due …