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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
4309 Medical Center Drive; Suite B103
Mchenry, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Prunskis accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Prunskis attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
4309 Medical Center Drive; Suite B103
Mchenry, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis' medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology
4309 Medical Center Drive; Suite B103
Mchenry, IL
 

Dr. Shingo Yano's medical specialty is anesthesiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yano include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and sciatica. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain

All Interests: Sports Health, Headache, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Joint Pain, ... (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.
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