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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Mckinney, TX.

Dr. Rajesh George Arakal, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Arakal's areas of specialization are spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Wichita Falls, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal deformity, spine tumor, and failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Dr. Arakal is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arakal honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Arakal studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Arakal's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Degenerative Disc Disease, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Deformity, Spine Tumor, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 Medical Center Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Snow speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Snow attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
8080 State Highway 121; Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bridwell works as a family practitioner and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Rockwall, TX. Dr. Bridwell has a special interest in musculoskeletal problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bridwell completed a residency program at AnMed Health. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Lav Steve Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kapadia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kapadia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 240
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones-Quaidoo include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, spinal fracture

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zahid Nadeem Zafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar is an internist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zafar's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Zafar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Zafar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Influenza, Vaccines, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan, who practices in Houston, TX, Allen, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. Dr. Pahlavan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Pahlavan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nasal fractures

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (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.