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

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

Dr. Daniel Taub's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Taub include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Taub is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Taub has received include 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: Oral Lesions, Sinus Problems, TMJ Replacement, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Lee Carrasco works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Carrasco attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and tumor. On average, patients gave Dr. Carrasco a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

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

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

Dr. Allen Champion specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among Dr. Champion's clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His 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)

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

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

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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.
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