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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Dr. Daniel Ian Taub, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Taub's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Taub is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taub attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year.

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

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Ryan Carrasco, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Lee Carrasco is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Carrasco's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Carrasco attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Carrasco takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Allen F Champion
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Allen Champion's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Champion include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Champion's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Sinus Problems, Fractures, Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Tooth ... (Read more)

Marlind Alan Stiles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Marlind Stiles' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stiles has indicated that his clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stiles accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Facial Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Trigeminal Neuralgia, ... (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.