Finding Providers

We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Joseph Neustein MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7280 Valencia Drive
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 967-6500; (561) 244-7100

Dr. Joseph Neustein is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Neustein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Neustein (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Neustein's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Arm, Arm, Elbow, Hip, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine)
7050 W Palmetto Park Road; #18
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 447-7571

Dr. Elizabeth Scheiber's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheiber include diabetes, warts, and diabetic foot ulcers. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Scheiber is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Podiatric medicine, Diabetic Foot Care, Fracture Care, Fungal Nail Treatment, Heel Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elvis L Grandic MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1401 North West 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 395-2117; (561) 395-5733

Dr. Elvis Grandic's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. These areas are among Dr. Grandic's clinical interests: knee problems and hip problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grandic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian and Spanish. Dr. Grandic is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip, Knee, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint Replacement

Dr. Robert Patrick Norton MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
670 Glades Road; Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 495-9511; (561) 488-8000

Dr. Robert Norton practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Deerfield Beach, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Norton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norton attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Norton trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for Dr. Norton's residency. Dr. Norton is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Low Back, Neck, Spine, Arthritis, Deformity, Disability, Osteoporosis, Pain, Trauma/Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Denny AP, DOM, PhD, FAAIM *Award Winning!*
Specializes in Acupuncture
7301 W. Palmetto Park Road; Suite 103C-1
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 819-2979

Dr. Scott Denny's area of specialization is acupuncture. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis, infertility, and sports health. Dr. Denny honors United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, trigger points, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Oncology Support, Acupuncture Injection Therapy, Mesotherapy, Addiction, Allergies, Asthma, Chronic ... (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.