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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

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You are bound to experience back pain at some point during your pregnancy and that should come as no surprise. You may experience weight gain producing ligament-relaxing hormones and your center of gravity is forced to change. It’s no wonder this causes over 2 million pregnant women to consult their doctors about back pain each …

Dr. Leipzig Speaks | Oct. 6

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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)

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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

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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?

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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 Fusion

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What was once a daunting concept has now become a convenient way to address chronic back pain and take back your life. Minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion is a relatively new transformation in orthopedic back surgery, designed to help people who suffer from serious back conditions and who have exhausted non-operative therapy options. Depending on …

Cervical Disc Replacement

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Cervical discs are the cushions or shock absorbers that reside between the vertebra of the cervical spine. When a cervical disc has become too damaged or degenerated to function properly, there is an alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. Cervical disc replacement is a relatively new procedure that involves removing the diseased or …

Your Back For The Holidays

By James M. Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. on
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’Tis the season… for back pain, so be careful. As orthopedic doctors, we tend to see more cases of back and joint pain during the holidays than almost any other time of year. Many factors cause this uptick in patients. The stress of the holidays is surely one factor. Here are a few other contributors …

Overcoming Back Pain

By James M. Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. on
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Whether you’ve been recently injured or you’ve struggled with low back pain for years, it’s probably effecting the way you live your life. Don’t let lower back pain keep you from enjoying the activities that you love. If you’ve tried passive therapies such as ice and heat, massage, pain medications, acupuncture, etc., maybe it is …

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    Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified Virginia spine surgeon 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 before. Virginia Spine Care is one …

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    Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified Virginia spine surgeon with over two decades of experience. For more information about spinal surgery prep, post-operative instructions, robotic spine surgery, and any other spine-related questions, contact Dr. Leipzig at our spine care office today.  What comes after spine surgery? While modern advancements and minimally invasive spine procedures have made spinal surgery less painful and …

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    Spinal Stenosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Dr. Leipzig is a board-certified Virginia spine surgeon 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. While it’s normal for our spines to change from natural wear and tear as we age, in some cases this degeneration in the …

"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.