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We found 93 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept CIGNA PPO near Riverside, IL.

Dr. John F Sarwark, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Sarwark specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, musculoskeletal surgery, and spina bifida. Dr. Sarwark takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sarwark has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. 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 is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

Dr. Rebecca Lynn Carl, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Carl is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Carl's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She has a special interest in sports health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Grayhack works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in scoliosis, surgical procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Grayhack takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Grayhack has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

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

Dr. Cynthia Rose Labella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Labella is a pediatric sports medicine specialist. Dr. Labella's areas of clinical interest consist of concussion and sports injuries. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Labella has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stress fractures, sprains

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

Dr. Craig Justin Finlayson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Craig Finlayson specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Northbrook, IL, Westchester, IL, and Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finlayson include ACL reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Finlayson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

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

Dr. David Jonathan Weiss, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
610 S Maple; #3420
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. David Weiss works as a physiatrist. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His clinical interests include knee injury, leg pain, and hand problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries

All Interests: Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, Lower Back Pain, Knee Injury, Hand Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Chen, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. David Chen specializes in spinal cord injury medicine. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include spinal trauma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Selected as a "Top Doctor" by Chicago Magazine; Chicago Super Doctors; and Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bursitis, osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bursitis, Lower Back Pain, Back Injuries, Heart Problems, Spinal Trauma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nitin Malhotra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 105
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Nitin Malhotra practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: spasticity, cervical (neck) spine problems, and pain management. Dr. Malhotra is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Malhotra (or staff) speaks Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , joint pain, arthritis

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Joint Pain, Fibromyalgia, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ketan R Mody, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
908 N Elm Street; Suite 109
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Ketan Mody's medical specialty is family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Mody is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Mody include hip injury, back pain, and knee injury. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare PPO, and more. Dr. Mody speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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

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

Dr. Richard M Shore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Richard Shore sees patients in Westchester, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric radiology, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shore include imaging procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shore is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Terrance D Peabody, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
180 Harvester Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Terrance Peabody is an orthopedic oncology specialist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Peabody average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Peabody focuses on soft tissue tumor and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Peabody accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Peabody trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Peabody's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Tumor

Dr. Michelle Lee Sagan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Sagan is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and Heights, IL. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In Dr. Sagan's practice, she is particularly interested in scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sagan's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Limb ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Kerr Botsoe, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 150
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. Karen Botsoe's specialty is general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, well woman gynecology, and cancer screening. Dr. Botsoe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Botsoe is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cancer Screening, Cardiac Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Aloysius Janicki, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Janicki's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His areas of expertise consist of scoliosis and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Janicki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. Grazina Walter Vizinas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6918 W Archer Avenue; 3 and 4
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Edmund Vizinas works as an internist. Clinical interests for Dr. Vizinas include diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and arthritis. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare PPO, and more. Dr. Vizinas is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Lithuanian. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cholesterol Problems, Blood Pressure Problems

Dr. Stephen M Gryzlo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
420 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Gryzlo, who practices in River Forest, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, knee reconstruction, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Gryzlo's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gryzlo has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gryzlo is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ACL injury

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee ... (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.