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

Dr. Erik King practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and New Lenox, IL. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In Dr. King's practice, he is particularly interested in scoliosis, cancer, and surgical procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. John Grayhack's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Grayhack at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grayhack completed residency programs at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Craig Bradford Langman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Nephrology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Craig Langman specializes in pediatric nephrology (kidney disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Langman include osteoporosis, metabolic disorders, and kidney problems. Dr. Langman's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Langman honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Langman obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks French.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric rheumatology. In her practice, Dr. Klein-Gitelman focuses on lupus, vasculitis, and arthritis. Dr. Klein-Gitelman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Klein-Gitelman studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Klein-Gitelman completed a residency program at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Klein-Gitelman 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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