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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Health Net near Victorville, CA.

Dr. Aram Nazareth Demirjian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
12595 Hesperia Road; Suite 101
Victorville, CA

Dr. Aram Demirjian specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Victorville, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Orange, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Demirjian include gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cysts, and bile duct cancer. Dr. Demirjian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Demirjian's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Demirjian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and French. Dr. Demirjian's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer)

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cysts, Islet Cell Transplantation, Pancreatic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sumeet Vadera, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
12408 Hesperia Road; Suite 2
Victorville, CA

Dr. Sumeet Vadera specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Orange, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Victorville, CA. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include sciatica, spinal cord injuries, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). Dr. Vadera accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Vadera (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and MemorialCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Tumor, Radiculopathy, Seizure Disorders, Skull Base Surgery, Spinal Cancer, Laser Ablation, ... (Read more)

Dr. American K Khalil, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
12408 Hesperia Road; Suite 2
Victorville, CA

Dr. Amer Khalil is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His clinical interests include sciatica, scoliosis, and spinal cord tumor. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Anthem, and more. Dr. Khalil studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Khalil trained at Cleveland Clinic. He has received distinctions including Top Gun Award - American Association of Neurological Surgeons; AMA Physician's Recognition Award; and Cleveland Clinic Academic Achievement Award. Dr. Khalil is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Khalil is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Meningioma, Scoliosis, Sciatica, Spine Tumor, Cervical Spine Surgery, Arteriovenous Malformation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18095 Us Highway 18; Suite B
Apple Valley, CA

Dr. Stephen Chow's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Chow attended medical school at New York Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Chow average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (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.