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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana near Columbia, MO.

Dr. Matthew Casey Martinez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
One Hospital Drive; Dc046.00
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Martinez is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Martinez performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. He has a special interest in spasticity and electromyography (EMG). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. David Eugene Hockman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. David Hockman is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Hockman accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. Dr. Hockman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Dean Carter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1244 Sunset Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Ronald Carter works as an orthopedist in Columbia, MO. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carter takes. Dr. Carter's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Arthritis, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Wayne Jackson, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3610 Buttonwood Drive; Suite 200
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Robert Jackson is an adult rheumatology specialist in Memphis, MO, Columbia, MO, and Trenton, MO. In Dr. Jackson's practice, he is particularly interested in fibromyalgia, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis. He is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville, Dr. Jackson attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter K Buchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Buchert is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare. He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Buchert has an open panel. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (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.