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We found 6 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Arlington, TX.

Bruce Irwin Prager MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
400 W Arbrook Boulevard; Suite 120
Arlington, TX
(817) 468-8400

Dr. Bruce Prager is an Arlington, TX physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Prager include arm fracture, hand problems, and wrist fracture. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prager takes. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Prager is affiliated with Medical Center of Arlington.

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Relevant Interests: , arm fracture, wrist fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone)

All Interests: Ankle, Arm Fracture, Back, Broken Finger, Broken Hand, Clavicle Fracture, Hand, Shoulder, Spine, ... (Read more)

David Raymond Martin MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
3030 Matlock Road; Suite 205
Arlington, TX
(817) 283-5166

Dr. David Martin is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martin include kidney stones, metabolic bone disease, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Martin attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Navajo. Dr. Martin's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , metabolic bone disease

All Interests: Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension/Kidney, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant Management, Metabolic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
4519 Matlock Road; Suite 135
Arlington, TX

Dr. Damaris Vega's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vega include diabetes, obesity, and thyroid problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vega is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Nutrition, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Thyroid

Mohamad D Saad DO, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Urgent Care
729 North Fielder Road; Suite A
Arlington, TX
(817) 332-0788

Dr. Mohamad Saad specializes in general surgery and urgent care and practices in Arlington, TX and Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: inguinal hernia, thyroid cancer, and umbilical hernia. Dr. Saad honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Saad's training includes a residency program at Garden City Hospital. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , soft tissue sarcoma

All Interests: Abdominal Disorders, Abdominal Pain, Abscess, Adrenalectomy, Anal and Rectal Cancer, Anal ... (Read more)

Jesse Lee Even MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
(817) 419-0303; (817) 375-5200

Dr. Jesse Even is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Even's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive spine surgery, spine problems, and complex spine surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Even speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Arlington, and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Spine, Ortho Spine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Cervical & Lumbar Spine Surgery, Complex Spine ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Acupuncture
4300 Matlock Road; Suite 101
Arlington, TX
(817) 274-3627

Mr. Leon Lee specializes in acupuncture. Mr. Lee has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Mr. Lee include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and hepatitis. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Mr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Allergies/Asthma, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Disorders, ... (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.