Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles in the shoulder, the subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor.  These muscles function to operate the shoulder through its range of motion.  They also provide stability to the shoulder joint.  The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint made up of three bones, the humerus, scapula and clavicle.  […]

Cervical Facet Syndrome

    Chronic neck pain can be caused by a number of structures in the spine, including the cervical facets.  The cervical facet syndrome is a cause of neck pain that is due to disease in the small joints of the spine called facets.  The pain is located in the neck, shoulders and head.  It […]

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is a common cause of low back pain.  It usually occurs after lifting a heavy object or putting a strain on the joint.  The sacroiliac joint can be afflicted by a number of disease processes including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.  The pain is localized to the lower back, but may […]

Cervicothoracic Interspinous Bursitis

Cervicothoracic interspinous bursitis is a painful condition of the ligaments that join the vertebral bodies in the upper spine.  The pain is located in the midline of the back and does not radiate to the arms or legs.  It is constant, dull and aching.  The pain is relieved by leaning forward.  The condition occurs after […]

Cervical Radiculopathy

  Cervical radiculopathy is an irritation of the nerve roots as they exit from the spinal chord.  The patient with cervical radiculopathy will complain of neck pain, radiating down the arm.  The pain may be associated with neurological symptoms, such as numbness, tingling or weakness in the affected area controlled by that nerve.  Muscle spasm […]