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

Dr. John Grayhack's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Westchester, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grayhack's areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital, Dr. Grayhack attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Grayhack is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. King has a special interest in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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

Dr. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman practices pediatric nephrology (kidney disease) in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. He is conversant in French. Dr. Langman has a special interest in osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Langman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, End-Stage Renal Disease, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marisa Sue Klein-Gitelman, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rheumatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marisa Klein-Gitelman practices pediatric rheumatology. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Klein-Gitelman include lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Klein-Gitelman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein-Gitelman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Arthritis, Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Vasculitis, Rheumatic Diseases

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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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