We found 10 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Aetna Silver near Austin, TX.

Dr. Sean Michael Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Medical Parkway; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Gallagher is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Austin, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher's professional affiliations include Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Meniscus Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. In his practice, Dr. Tran focuses on minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , compression fractures

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alan Dodgin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Dodgin is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Dodgin is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dodgin is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Anthony "tony" Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Kahn is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahn include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kahn is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kahn accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Hilton Phillip Gottschalk, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Hilton Gottschalk practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He is especially interested in musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Gottschalk is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gottschalk takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Eric Matthew Heinrich, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Heinrich is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Heinrich focuses on musculoskeletal problems. Patients gave Dr. Heinrich an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heinrich is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Jay Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shapiro is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shapiro trained at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Shapiro average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Karl Marc Koenig, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1313 Red River Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karl Koenig is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), arthritis, and trauma. Dr. Koenig is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koenig welcomes new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, musculoskeletal problems, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. John J Williams, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Williams' specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Williams's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal problems. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Williams has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Ryan Christopher Murdock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Murdock works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murdock include musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Murdock is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Murdock is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

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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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