Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Radiation Enteritis

Radiation Enteritis is damage to the bowel that occurs during or after radiation treatment for cancer.  Radiation enteritis can be acute, occurring during the course of treatment or chronic, occurring after the course of treatment.  Radiation causes damage to cancer cells and prevents them from dividing.  This is how the therapy treats the cancer.  In […]

Acute Intermittent Porphyria

Acute Intermittent Porphyria is an uncommon painful disorder causing abdominal discomfort, back pain, nausea and vomiting, as well as neurological symptoms.  The porphyrias are a group of metabolic problems in the synthesis of heme.  The disorder is genetic and is passed down from one parent to a child.  It is more common in women then […]

Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is a condition that causes chronic pain of the abdominal wall. It occurs when terminal branches of the lower thoracic intercostal nerves (7-12) are ‘entrapped’ in abdominal muscles, causing a severe localized neuropathic pain that is usually experienced at ventral portions of the abdomen. It is frequently overlooked and […]

Winged Scapula Syndrome

  The winged scapula syndrome is an uncommon cause of pain in the back.  The scapula is a large bone located on the upper back and is part of the shoulder.  There are numerous muscles attached to the scapula which helps to move and stabilize the shoulder joint.  Winging of the scapula occurs when the […]