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We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Deborah A Bergfeld MD
Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Sports Medicine
5027 Pecan Grove Drive
San Antonio, TX
(210) 333-6815

Dr. Deborah Bergfeld is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergfeld include nerve conduction studies (NCS), amputees, and osteoporosis. Dr. Bergfeld is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Bergfeld has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , osteoporosis, musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Medicine/Adaptive Sports Athletes, EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies, BOTOX Treatments for ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Concord Plaza Drive; SUITE 300
San Antonio, TX
(210) 804-5400; (210) 804-5933

Dr. Stephen Bell's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bell studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis, fractures (broken bones)

All Interests: Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Knee, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Eugene Gutierrez DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
343 W. Houston Street; Suite 705
San Antonio, TX
(210) 545-3660; (210) 366-4357

Dr. Daniel Gutierrez practices neurosurgery. Dr. Gutierrez has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis and musculoskeletal problems. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System. Dr. Gutierrez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Bi-County Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Chiropractic Biophysics, Full Spine, Individual disability examiner, Orthopedics, Posture Training, ... (Read more)

Anthony J Infante MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
333 N. Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, TX
(210) 567-5250; (210) 358-5437

Dr. Anthony Infante practices pediatric allergy & immunology in San Antonio, TX. His areas of expertise consist of autoimmune disorders and arthritis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Infante honors. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Infante attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Infante is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Arthritis and autoimmune diseases, Auto inflammatory/periodic fever syndromes, Primary Immune ... (Read more)

Jamie Avila MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
401 W. Summit Avenue
San Antonio, TX
(210) 736-3126

Dr. Jamie Avila practices general pediatrics in Killeen, TX and San Antonio, TX. Dr. Avila is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Avila speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Nexplanon Insertion and Removal, Obesity, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine - Non-Orthopedic


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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.