Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Brachial Plexopathy

Brachial Plexopathy is a condition that occurs when there is damage to the nerves that exit the cervical spine.  This injury can be caused by stretching of the nerves, trauma, tumor invasion or radiation injury.  Patients with brachial plexopathy have numerous neurological symptoms which include pain in the shoulder and arm, numbness, tingling and weakness […]

Costosternal Syndrome

The costosternal syndrome is a painful condition of the joint where the sternum (breastbone) articulates with the ribs.  The ribs join with the spine in the  back of the body and with the sternum (breastbone) in the front of the chest.  There are twelve ribs.  Only the first seven ribs actually form joints with the […]

Vertebral Compression Fracture

The spine is composed of  a column of bones called vertebral bodies.  These vertebral bodies house the spinal chord and protect it.  These bones can be damaged due to trauma or disease and lead to back pain.  The damage can occur due to a fall or injury, infiltration of the bone by tumors or from […]