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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net ELECT Open Access POS for Large and Small Groups near Jackson, CA.

Dr. Robert Ellsworth Young II, Jr., MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100 Mission Boulevard; Suite 2800
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Robert Young is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Jackson, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Young include women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Young is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Young a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Contraception, HPV, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jay Stone, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
100 Mission Boulevard; Suite 2600
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. David Stone specializes in adolescent medicine. Dr. Stone is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , tendonitis

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Bronchitis, Lead ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark E Endicott, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Mission Boulevard; Suite B116
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Mark Endicott, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Jackson, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Endicott include musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Endicott is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthritis, joint infection, hand fracture, tendonitis

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah A Alarabi, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
255-c New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Alarabi's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alarabi include general care. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Alarabi graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Alarabi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Diabetes, Arthritis, General Care, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Wounds, Preventive Care, Weight ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.