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

Dr. Valmont Pierre Desa, MD
Specializes in Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Valmont Desa is a prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, blepharoplasty, and dental implant surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desa takes. Dr. Desa attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. Dr. Desa offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally 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: Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Closed Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Ruskin, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4400 Emile Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. James Ruskin is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ruskin completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, blepharoplasty, and dental implant surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruskin offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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

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Dr. Leon Franklin Davis, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Leon Davis works as an oral surgeon. His areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, nasal fractures, and arthroplasty. Dr. Davis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. Davis 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: Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Closed Reduction, Open Reduction and Internal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Bradford Untrauer, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jason Untrauer works as an oral surgeon in Omaha, NE. Dr. Untrauer offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include dental implant surgery, nasal fractures, and arthroplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Untrauer attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Untrauer an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

All Interests: Botox Injection, Cysts, Dental Implant Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Closed Reduction, Open Reduction ... (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.