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We found 7 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 104 near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Christopher Jay Garrison, MBA, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1400 North Ih 35; Suite 310
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Garrison's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Areas of expertise for Dr. Garrison include peripheral neuropathy, cancer, and neuropathic pain. Dr. Garrison is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Garrison is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Garrison attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal injuries, arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Cancer, Stroke, Lymphedema, Amputation, Pain, Musculoskeletal Injuries, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Richard Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N. Ih-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cullington's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cullington welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , hand fracture, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Leonard Henry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N. Ih-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Steven Henry specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Austin, TX. He has a special interest in lower extremity reconstruction and head and neck cancer reconstruction. Dr. Henry takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Henry attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Henry is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , joint problems

All Interests: Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction, Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Joint Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2051 Gattis School Road; Suite 250
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Tran's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting 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. Donald Kreag Murphey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Infectious Disease
1000 Hesters Crossing Road
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Donald Murphey's area of specialization is pediatric infectious disease. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Murphey include bone infection, joint infection, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Murphey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Murphey is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Murphey is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , bone infection, joint infection

All Interests: Hepatitis, Pneumonia, Bone Infection, Joint Infection, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B

Dr. Patrick Duffy Combs, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Combs sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. His medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Combs's clinical interests: bone reconstruction and soft tissue reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua "josh" M. Smith, MBA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
5339 N Ih 35; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Smith's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. In addition to English, Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. In Dr. Smith's practice, he is particularly interested in continuous glucose monitoring. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , bone problems

All Interests: Bone Problems, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Endocrine Diseases

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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.