We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Omaha, NE.

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Dr. Jason Bradford Untrauer, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jason Untrauer, who practices in Omaha, NE, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Untrauer average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dental implant surgery, nasal fractures, and oral biopsy. Dr. Untrauer's professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Untrauer studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures, bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tooth Abscess, Botox Injection, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Closed Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Valmont Pierre Desa, MD
Specializes in Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Valmont Desa practices prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Desa's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, blepharoplasty, and dental implant surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures, bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tooth Abscess, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Closed ... (Read more)

Dr. Leon Franklin Davis, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Leon Davis specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Omaha, NE. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. Davis's clinical interests include dental implant surgery, nasal fractures, and oral biopsy. He has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures, bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tooth Abscess, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Closed Reduction, Open Reduction and ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Ruskin, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. James Ruskin specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Omaha, NE. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruskin include cleft lip and palate, blepharoplasty, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Ruskin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Ruskin is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures, bone problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Tooth Abscess, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Closed ... (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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