Jonathan Aarons M.D.

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Yearly Archives: 2014

Cervicothoracic Interspinous Bursitis

Cervicothoracic Interspinous Bursitis is a painful condition of the upper back and neck.  A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that is present in many areas of the body.  After injury or overuse, these bursa can become inflamed and cause pain.  The pain of cervicothoracic interspinous bursitis is dull and aching.  It is usually confined to […]

Spasmodic Torticollis

Spasmodic Torticollis, also called Cervical Dystonia, is a condition where painful muscle spasm causes the neck to twist to one side. The symptoms can be tonic, which are fixed or clonic, which is a shaking motion. The bending of the neck can be rotational, lateral bending, forward bending or backward bending.  Although they can occur […]

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia is a painful syndrome caused by irritation of the 9th cranial nerve.  The 9th cranial nerve provides sensation in the back of the throat.  Irritation of this nerve causes intense pain in the back of the throat, tongue and ear.  Although the exact cause is not known, compression or irritation of this nerve […]

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. […]