We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Land of Lincoln near Bloomingdale, IL.

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James Scruggs MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 4.01 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1800 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL

Dr. James Scruggs specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Wheaton, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Scruggs's clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and preventive care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Scruggs's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthritis

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Preventive Care, Cholesterol Problems

Robert Hurst MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 2.37 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL

Dr. Robert Hurst's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hurst at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and osteoporosis. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hurst completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Hurst is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis

All Interests: Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Osteoporosis, Preventive Care, Colorectal C ... (Read more)

Stuart Heimburger MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.01 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
30 Stratford Drive; Suite 150
Bloomingdale, IL

Dr. Stuart Heimburger specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heimburger include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and osteoporosis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Heimburger completed his residency training at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Heimburger welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Breast Issues, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sexu ... (Read more)

Sonal Patel DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
30 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL

Dr. Sonal Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bloomingdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include diabetes, heart problems, and osteoporosis. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. Dr. Patel attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Patel's residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis

All Interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis

Arnaldo Torres MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 2.27 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 340
Glen Ellyn, IL

Dr. Arnaldo Torres sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL, Wheaton, IL, and Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Torres attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torres include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and osteoporosis. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Torres takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Osteoporosis

All Interests: Menopause, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Female Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Tubal Lig ... (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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