We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Arlington, TX.

Dr. Shane T Seroyer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3533 Matlock Road
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Shane Seroyer is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Arlington, TX. He is especially interested in hip replacement, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Seroyer's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Seroyer has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , foot fracture

All Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Hip Replacement, Foot Problems, Foot Fracture, Hip Problems

Dr. Jesse Lee Even, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3533 Matlock Road
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Even specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Arlington, TX and Irving, TX. He has a special interest in minimally invasive spine surgery, spine problems, and complex spine surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Even graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Even speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce I Prager, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 W Arbrook Boulevard; Suite 120
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Prager is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Arlington, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Prager attended New York Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include arm fracture, hand problems, and wrist fracture. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prager is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture
4300 Matlock Road; Suite 101
Arlington, TX
 

Mr. Leon Lee's area of specialization is acupuncture. Mr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and hepatitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Rheumatic Diseases, ... (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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