Walk Away from Spine Pain

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Judge Your Spine Pain

Mild Pain

Pain is present but does not limit activities

Moderate Pain

Can do most activities with rest periods

Miserable Pain

Unable to complete many activities

Intense Pain

Pain is severe and limits most activities

Unbearable Pain

Unable to get out of bed due to pain


Walk Away from Spine Pain

If your pain is a six or above, it’s time to find a solution to manage it. Scheduling a consultation with our neurosurgeon allows to get an expert opinion on the condition of your spine along with the most effective, minimally invasive way to treat it. This often never involves surgery. We work with specialists including pain doctors, physiatrists, chiropractors and physical therapists throughout the Virginia area. So whether you are looking for a spine surgeon or just interested in a second opinion, we're here to help.

What does a virtual consultation look like?

  1. Registration forms, copies of insurance cards/photo ID (even just pictures) are sent to our office prior to the appointment.

  2. Radiology images online will be sent and reviewed by our board-certified staff.

  3. A link scheduling the virtual appointment on Zoom or FaceTime will be sent.

  4. Patients will have a virtual face to face meeting with our team to discuss the radiology images and next steps.

Our Philosophy

Atlantic Brain and Spine is about more than just surgery. We believe that every patient that walks through our doors deserves the same time, care, respect and treatment as we would expect our loved ones to receive. We are beside our patients in every step of their journey to freedom. Whether it’s sitting down with a neurosurgeon to discuss your chronic spine pain or getting a phone call to see how you’re doing in your post-surgery recovery, we’re here for you.

If you've been putting off seeing a spine surgeon, it's time to reconsider. Our team specializes in minimally invasive treatments that are backed by real science, highly-tested and designed to help you recover as quickly and painlessly as possible. Cutting- edge robotics, augmented reality guidance, lasers and ultrasonic tools are all available and used as needed on every case. There's is no need to go out of network to a specialist who specializes in just one area. We’ve invested time, energy and resources into making sure that our team is on the forefront of spinal technology so that we can ensure that you are getting the most advanced treatments possible.


WOW, Dr. Lim operated on my back/spine in mid December and through this whole process Dr. Lim, Meghan and the entire team were exceptional! I have never had a team like this working so hard to ensure I was taken care of in every way possible. With my whole heart, THANK-YOU!!!

Sandy L.

I came to Reston Hospital in extreme pain from a herniated disc. Dr Lim was on his way home at the end of the day. As soon as he saw the MRI he dropped everything and performed an emergency surgery. Can’t say enough about the professionalism of the doctor and his staff. A BIG THANK YOU.

Padam M.

Dr. LIM, Meghan and the entire team are absolutely the best. They all made my first ever - significant surgery the Best experience I could have imagined. Even after the surgery, I never felt that I couldn't reach out to the team with questions and concerns. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Meghan to check on me. It's been a year now and I feel much better than I did before my total discs replacement procedure. I will see this team, IF, I needed their services again, and HIGHLY recommend that you choose this team for your needs.

Kim S.

Back in early January, I woke up and couldn't get out of bed because my lower back was in excruciating pain. I tried everything to get any relief, stretching, walking, heat, ice, injections into the spine. I'm in my thirties and was walking around like I was in my 100s, hunched over and grabbing walls just to keep from falling over because of the pain. Had to take several days off work because I couldn't even sit up. The pain was so bad in my leg and shot down all the way to my pinkie toe, it was absolutely awful. I was terrified at the thought of surgery, especially with the spine, but Dr. Lim assured me that this discectomy would help. It was crazy, the day after surgery all the pain in my leg was gone, my back was obviously sore but the day after I could already feel improvement. It has now been 5 months after and it's amazing the process I have made and I'm no longer in pain, it took a little while and slow progression, walking definitely helped. If you are suffering with the kind of pain I had, I highly recommend going through this procedure and seeing Dr. Lim. I know surgery is not the ideal situation but sometimes it is the solution.

Alisha H.

Dr. Lim has now performed two surgeries for me (one on my neck - two years ago - and one on my lower spine - now just 6 weeks ago). His office staff is wonderful and they have helped me with everything needed to plan for both surgeries. His billing person is also wonderful. Meghan, his assistant, is superb, and has been at my bedside in the hospital the morning after both surgeries. There is no one I would trust more and you must have absolute trust in your surgeon!!

Adair G.

Other neurologists and neurosurgeons were making me very worried and stressed at the possible need for surgery, but Dr. Lim was able to calm my fears and explained that my condition did not require brain surgery. What a tremendous relief and load off of my shoulders!

Joanne P.


Do you accept insurance?

Our neurosurgeons will work with your insurance in most cases for consultations, even if out of network. See our list of in-network providers.

Is my virtual consultation secure?

Zoom and Apple use encrypted connections in order to ensure that your conversations with our team are private.

Am I signing up for back surgery by scheduling a consultation?

No. We are doctors, not salesmen. Our goal is to help you find the right solution to your spine pain, even if it doesn’t involve us.

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Atlantic Brain and Spine A graduate of both Yale and Stanford, Dr. Jae Lim is a board-certified spine surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and robotic spine surgery, significantly reducing surgical impact and recovery times. (703) 876-4270
8501 Arlington Blvd. Suite 330
United States
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