Online Appointment Requests

For convenient scheduling, request an appointment online.

Winterize Your Run

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

Just because it’s cold outside does not mean you should be stuck inside on the treadmill. According to Rozalynn Frazier of, just five minutes of exercising in the fresh air can boost your energy and mood. However, it’s important to avoid cold-weather mishaps. Follow these tips from Jonathan Cane, President of New York City’s …

Roanoke Valley to Host the 2013 Bike Virginia Tour

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

Have you heard that Roanoke, Virginia is hosting the 2013 Bike Virginia Tour? The annual six-day tour, scheduled for June 24-26, 2013, showcases Virginia’s best cycling routines. The event is expected to attract 1,600 cyclists from around the world to the Roanoke area. The second leg of the tour is based in Botetourt County’s Greenfield …

World Spine Day

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

October 16th is World Spine Day and it is important to raise awareness. Some common spinal disorders include, but are not limited to: back pain neck pain scoliosis disc disease spinal cord injury Spinal disorders affect the overall well-being of a person’s health impacting their ability to work or enjoy everyday activities. Poor posture and …

Degenerative Cervical Spine


Degenerative cervical spine conditions affect the neck and upper back, specifically the seven vertebrae located at the uppermost part of the spine. These vertebrae (i.e. the cervical spine) connect the spine to the skull. What is the cervical spine used for? The movement of nodding and shaking your head is controlled by the movement of …

Football Player Stable After Spine Surgery

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

Tulane University’s Devon Walker fractured his spine while making a tackle during a college football game on Saturday. Walker collided head on with one of his teammates while trying to tackle a Tulsa ball carrier. He was left motionless on the field. Walker has a cervical spine fracture as well as an edema, which is …

Virginia Spine Care Gets A Brand New Look & Feel


In case you haven’t noticed, Virginia Spine Care has a completely new website! The new site offers better navigation, appointment and contact forms, directions page with an interactive map, and much more. Did we mention the Patient Education section of the website is now iPad friendly? The library of animated videos describes various spinal disorders …

James Leipzig Talks About a Team Approach


James Leipzig talks about how a team approach allows him and his team of doctors to provide efficient and high quality care. Lewis Gale Regional Health System is the #1 Spine Surgery Program in Virginia. Watch this one minute commercial to hear what James Leipzig has to say.

James M. Leipzig Discusses Spine Surgery


The Senior Breakfast Club with Donna Gail is a radio show that airs every Saturday morning at 7:30 am on Classic 3WZ 96.7 FM. James M. Leipzig joins Donna Gail to talk about things seniors can do to protect their backs.

Get Educated About Spinal Procedures


The Patient Education section of our website features 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 …

DLIF Animation


Animation showing the Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion.


(540) 725-9771


Mon & Thur 8am to 5pm
Tues, Wed & Fri 8:30am to 5pm


  • Back problems.

    Robotic Spine Surgery Case Study

    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 …

  • spinesurgeryrecovery

    Recovery from Spine Surgery

    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 …

  • spinalstenosis

    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.