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Dr. Patrick Michael Birmingham, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2650 Ridge Avenue; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Patrick Birmingham is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Lincolnshire, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Birmingham include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Birmingham is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones), ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sarwark at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, orthopedic surgery, and spina bifida. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sarwark accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Scoliosis, Fractures, Sports Injuries, Orthopedic Surgery, Spina Bifida, Trauma

Dr. Mark K Bowen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Mark Bowen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowen include sports health, knee reconstruction, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Bowen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bowen is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bowen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Hillary Nack, DO
Specializes in Physiatry
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. S. Nack's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Nack's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Franciscan Alliance. She honors Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. She attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, osteoarthritis

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Overuse Injuries, Back Injuries, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chadwick C Prodromos, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1714 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Chadwick Prodromos specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Prodromos an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: meniscus repair, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Rush Oak Park Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Prodromos graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Prodromos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl works as an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Carl include sports health. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Grayhack, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Grayhack is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Grayhack is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Limb Lengthening, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Charles Bennett King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Erik King's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. King include scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Dr. King has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. King attended Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Clubfoot, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine
2150 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Warrenville, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Labella has indicated that her clinical interests include concussion and sports injuries. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Labella has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

All Interests: Sports Health, Strains, Sports Injuries, Sprains, Dislocation, Injuries, Overuse Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. David F Beigler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 600
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Beigler is an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Dr. Beigler is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Finlayson has a special interest in ACL reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Finlayson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, ACL Reconstruction

Dr. Brian Tho Hang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
5215 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brian Hang, who practices in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric sports medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. He is especially interested in emergency care. Dr. Hang is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. Dr. Hang is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Concussion, Emergency Care

Dr. Sakina Sayeed Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Sakina Kadakia is a specialist in emergency medicine and sports medicine. In Dr. Kadakia's practice, she is particularly interested in sports health, musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, and fractures (broken bones). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kadakia is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Fractures

Dr. Eric L Chehab, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2350 Ravine Way; Suite 600
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eric Chehab practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Dr. Chehab's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chehab accepts. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Techny Drive
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Eric Fuller's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fuller include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Fuller trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Orthopedic Surgery, Scoliosis, Fractures

Dr. Van H Do, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1945 W. Wilson Avenue; Suite 100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Van Do's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Do is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including HFN, Viant, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Do completed his residency training at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chief Resident, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, RIC; Walter E. Heller Fellowship, RIC; and Department of Medicine Intern Teaching Award, Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, ligament problems, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Amputation, Sports Health, Tumor, Aphasia, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, ... (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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