We found 5 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept Humana near Columbia, MO.

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Dr. Matthew Casey Martinez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
One Hospital Drive; Dc046.00
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Martinez is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. In Dr. Martinez's practice, he is particularly interested in spasticity and electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , musculoskeletal problems

All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. David E Hockman, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. David Hockman works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Hockman has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Dr. Hockman is professionally affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacement, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter K Buchert, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1 S Keene Street
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Peter Buchert is a Columbia, MO physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buchert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Buchert is affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Buchert is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Total Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald D Carter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1244 Sunset Drive
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Ronald Carter is an orthopedist. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Dr. Carter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthLink, and more. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Carter completed residency programs at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthritis

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Arthritis, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Wayne Jackson, DO
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
3610 Buttonwood Drive; Suite 200
Columbia, MO
 

Dr. Robert Jackson's specialty is adult rheumatology. Before completing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville, Dr. Jackson attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include fibromyalgia, gout, and ankylosing spondylitis. Dr. Jackson has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jackson is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis

All Interests: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, ... (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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