Julie Hoang, MD, is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (also known as physiatry), and fellowship trained in interventional spine. She brings to her patients an expertise in diagnosing and treating neck and low back pain, spinal disorders such as sciatica, radiculopathy and stenosis, arthritic conditions, and musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Hoang performs fluoroscopically-guided epidural, facet, sacroiliac, and peripheral joint injections, as well as radiofrequency treatment. She is a mentor and member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
She provides personalized care with the goal of restoring maximum function and quality of life to her patients.
- Pain Medicine; certified in 2007
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; certified in 2007
- Residency Program McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2006)
- Internship Program George Washington School of Public Health (2003)
- Medical School George Washington University School of Medicine (2002)
- Fellowship Program University of Michigan (2007)
Many people develop osteoarthritis during middle age or older. A common condition, it can occur in any joint in the body, but most often develops in weight-bearing joints, such as the knee. Knee arthritis causes pain and stiffness. It can…Read More »
A bursa is a closed, fluid-filled sac that cushions and provides a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body around joints. When the bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known as bursitis. Hip bursitis can occur if…Read More »
Herniated Disc (Back)
Lumbar Herniated Disc Many patients with back pain, leg pain, or weakness of the lower extremity muscles are diagnosed with a herniated disc. When a disc herniation occurs, the cushion that sits between the spinal vertebrae is pushed outside its…Read More »
Osteoarthritis of the hip is a common condition that many people develop during middle age or older. It can occur in any joint in the body, but most often develops in weight-bearing joints, such as the hip. Hip arthritis causes…Read More »
Sciatica occurs when a herniated disk puts pressure on or damages the sciatic nerve, which supports the muscles and controls sensation in the leg and foot. Those with sciatica often feel leg cramping, burning, weakness, numbness, and tingling as well…Read More »
Herniated Disc (Neck)
Between the spinal bones (vertebrae) in your neck are pads of cartilage called discs. Natural use or strain can cause a disc to rupture (leak) or slip out of place (herniate). When a disc weakens, parts of it can shift…Read More »
At MedStar Union Memorial Orthopaedics, our goal is to relieve your back pain and restore your ability to enjoy your favorite activities. One of the best ways to ensure you get an accurate and complete diagnosis is to describe your…Read More »
Cervical stenosis is a common cause of neck pain, especially in older patients. It is caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck area or upper part of the spine. This narrowing places pressure on the spinal…Read More »
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis A common cause of lower back and leg pain is lumbar spinal stenosis. As we age, our spines change. The normal effects of aging can lead to narrowing of the spinal canal. This condition is called spinal…Read More »
Kyphosis causes your spine to curve so much that your body is hunched and rounded. Postural kyphosis results from bad posture and slouching and is often less severe. Other types of kyphosis can cause deformities to individual vertebrae and more…Read More »
Knee pain is a common problem that can originate in any of the bony structures compromising the knee joint, the kneecap, or the ligaments and cartilage of the knee. Knee pain can affect people of all ages. It may be…Read More »
The nerves running along the thoracic and lumbar areas of your spine may become irritated due to disc material bulging out from between the vertebrae. The associated pain may or may not radiate out to other parts of the body.Read More »