Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Omohyoid Syndrome

    The Omohydoid Syndrome is a painful syndrome in the neck due to injury or dysfunction of the omohyoid muscle.  The omohyoid muscle is a small muscle in the neck that originates at the upper border of the scapula and inserts into the hyoid bone.  The pain is muscular in nature, located in the […]

Eagle’s Syndrome

Eagle’s syndrome, also known as stylohyoid syndrome, is a painful syndrome of the faced caused by an elongated bone called the styloid process.  The styloid process is located near and below the ear.  In the same area as the styloid are the carotid arteries, internal jugular vein, facial nerve, glossopharyngeal nerve, vagal nerve, and hypoglossal nerve. […]

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a painful facial syndrome that occurs when the virus that causes chicken pox affects the nerve around your ear.  It was first described in 1907 by James Ramsay Hunt who had a patient who had ear pain and a rash around the ear.   The disease is called Herpes Zoster and […]

Postdural Puncture Headache

A postdural puncture headache is a headache that occurs after there has been an opening in the dura.  The dura is the outer most covering of the spinal cord.  The spinal cord is wrapped in three layers of tissue, the pia, the arachnoid and the dura matter.  Inside this wrapping, the spinal cord is encased […]