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Proper Shoveling, Snow Joke

By James M. Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. on
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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. As the weather map is indicating, another polar vortex front …

Dr. Leipzig Gets “Best Bedside Manner”

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Dr. Leipzig recently received first place for “The Best Bedside Manner Award” in Roanoke Valley! The award honors medical practitioners who were voted by the local community for their “empathy, kindness, and attentiveness.” Dr. Leipzig said, “I was honored to receive this award. It is the responsibility of the physician to spend time with their …

Dinner with the Docs

By James M. Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. on
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Dr. James Leipzig would like to ask you to mark your calendars. On December 10th, you are invited to “Dinner with the Docs.” The event will feature Dr. James Leipzig and Dr. Tony Dragovich, who will provide information about how to determine when to see a physician, as well as surgical and non-surgical treatments. Join …

LewisGale Physicians Welcomes Dr. James Leipzig

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LewisGale Physicians welcomes its newest member Dr. James Leipzig, Spine Surgeon. Dr. Leipzig treats patients who have not responded to nonsurgical treatments for cervical and lumbar spinal disorders. In treating patients, he specializes in both microsurgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Leipzig has been part of our southwest Virginia community (namely Roanoke and Salem) for …

Dr. Leipzig Treats Spinal Stenosis

By James M. Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. on
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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. After suffering from spinal stenosis for many years, Diane decided …

It’s World Spine Day!

By James M. Leipzig, M.D., F.A.C.S. on
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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. October 16th is World Spine Day! World Spine Day seeks …

High Heels and Back Pain

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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. According to a recent study done by the Spine Health …

Stretches That Relieve Back Pain

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Having a stiff back makes it uncomfortable to perform daily tasks, especially when you have a spinal disorder. Although most who experience back pain would rather avoid physical activity, stretching out the muscles, tendons, and ligaments can improve range of motion and reduce the stress put on joints. If you are experiencing back pain or …

3 Daily Tasks to Improve Your Posture

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Having good posture helps alleviate the stress on your spine. It can also boost your concentration, enhance your breathing, and help you avoid many types of spinal discomfort. Sitting upright and keeping your shoulders loose is a great start, but adding these three tasks to your daily routine will make your posture even better: Stay …

Is Surgery Necessary For Degenerative Spondylolisthesis?

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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. According to a study in the journal Spine, data shows …

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    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 …

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    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, …

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    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.