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What is Own the Bone?

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Back in 2009, the American Orthopedic Association (AOA) decided to take action against a growing epidemic in the United States. Though over 44 million Americans are impacted by osteoporosis or low bone density, seven years ago, few were getting adequate treatment. When patients had fragility or low-impact fractures, only 20% were getting treated for the …

Rest Your Back: Sleeping Position

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Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified, Salem, Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in procedures including robotic spine surgery, microsurgical lumbar surgery, disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, and more, serving the greater Roanoke, VA area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office. Believe it or not, we spend about a third of …

Physician’s Champion | Oct. 6

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As the “physician’s champion” for the American Orthopaedic Association’s “Own the Bone” program, Dr. James Leipzig will give a presentation about the health implications of fragility fractures on Thursday morning, October 6, 2016 at LewisGale Medical Center’s Education Center Auditorium. Dr. Leipzig’s talk will also address the Own The Bone program in southwest Virginia and …

Pregnancy Back Pain Relief

Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified, Salem, Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in procedures including robotic spine surgery, microsurgical lumbar surgery, disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, and more, serving the greater Roanoke, VA area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office. You are bound to experience back pain at some point …

Dr. Leipzig Speaks | Oct. 6

Virginia Spine Care, in coalition with LewisGale Medical Center, is proud to announce that our own James Leipzig, MD, FACS is the featured speaker and “physician’s champion” for the American Orthopaedic Association’s “Own the Bone” program. Dr. Leipzig will provide an overview of the severe health implications of fragility fractures on Thursday morning, October 6 …

Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (DLIF)

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion is often referred to as extreme lateral (XLIF) or direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF). The procedure qualifies as minimally invasive back surgery because it is accomplished with one or more small incisions rather than a traditional larger incision. Spine surgeons may recommend DLIF to treat conditions such as lumbar degenerative disc …

Summer Back Tips

It’s summertime and the living is easy… unless you are suffering from back pain. People tend to be more active during the summer because of the nice weather. While exercise is beneficial, people with back issues should be careful not to take on too much too fast. Dr. Leipzig and the staff at Virginia Spine …

Is It Time for Spinal Surgery?

At Virginia Spine Care, James Leipzig, MD and staff always exercise great care before recommending spine surgery as an option for back issues. After an initial consultation and evaluation, non-surgical treatments may be recommended to help alleviate pain and discomfort. However, when conservative treatments don’t solve the issues, and back pain is persistent or disabling, …

Minimally-Invasive Spinal Fusion

By James M. Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. on

Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified, Salem, Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in procedures including robotic spine surgery, microsurgical lumbar surgery, disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, and more, serving the greater Roanoke, VA area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office. What was once a daunting concept has now become a …

Cervical Disc Replacement

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Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified, Salem, Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in procedures including robotic spine surgery, microsurgical lumbar surgery, disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, and more, serving the greater Roanoke, VA area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office. Cervical discs are the cushions or shock absorbers that reside …

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FROM THE BLOG

  • Major Results, Minimal Invasiveness: The Mazor X Revisited

    In 2018, Virginia Spine Care became the first Southwest Virginia practice to offer Mazor X robotic spine surgery following Dr. Leipzig’s extensive training in this revolutionary robot-navigated system. In that time, Dr. Leipzig has completed more than 150 robot-guided pedicle screw placements and improved the quality of lives in his patients who’ve undergone minimally invasive spine …

  • Managing a Herniated Lumbar Disk

    Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified, Salem, Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. He specializes in procedures including robotic spine surgery, microsurgical lumbar surgery, disc arthroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, and more, serving the greater Roanoke, VA area. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please contact our office. Our spine is responsible for a lot of our daily movement, …

  • Robotic Spine Surgery Case Study

    Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified Virginia spine surgeon serving Roanoke and Salem communities with over two decades of experience. He treats spinal stenosis, specializing in procedures like minimally invasive lumbar laminoplasty, microsurgical lumbar surgery, robotic spine surgery, disc arthroplasty, and more. Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery Minimally-invasive spinal procedures (less-disruptive spine surgery) have made surgery less painful and far more effective than ever …

"I enjoy interacting with patients and helping them understand their condition and treatment options. Spine problems and spinal surgery can be stressful. It’s an honor to be able to treat patients and guide them toward recovery."
James Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S.